As a women’s right to choose advocate I believe a female has the right to do with her body what she chooses, that’s why today’s Google Search result irked me. While no longer displaying, for a short time today typing in the word “Murder” would return the Wikipedia page result for “Abortion” as the second link on the front page of Google search results.
The abortion as murder result quickly trended on Reddit where users were quick to point out that it was more than likely a Google-bombing incident in which many users took the opportunity to create the result out of thin air, but it’s still a disturbing result that shouldn’t have existed in the first place.
Our favorite “mistake” on the search engine still came when people would type “White people stole my car” and the search engine would return “did you mean: Black people stole my car.” Even computers can be racist these days.
At this time no specific anti-abortion group has taken credit for the results page, however the term is no longer appearing under “Murder.”
Without getting all preachy (this isn’t a post about whether it’s right or wrong) what do you think about the result? My bets are on a group of anti-abortion activists working together to create the results we see in the photo at the top of this post.