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Siri now overcompensating on abortion

Earlier this week I reported the “scandal” of Apple’s Siri not referring for abortions was actually due to the fact abortion clinics don’t call or categorize themselves as abortion clinics.  As Gizmodo.com explained:

Apple… [is] getting banged on because its nascent search engine can’t connect the word “abortion” to a medical center that doesn’t use that word in its description. That’s Search 101, fellas.

Now, according to HappyPlace.com, Siri has begun to overcompensate.

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Siri “scandal” due to deceptive advertising by abortion clinics

Last week abortion proponents thought they had discovered a terrible conspiracy, that covert pro-lifers at Apple had secretly programed the new iPhone feature Siri to be pro-life.

Siri is an “intelligent personal assistant” to which (whom?) you can ask questions, and Siri will answer you. If you ask Siri, “Where can I get a good hotdog?” it will respond, “I found several hotdog restaurants near you,” and list them. Etc.

But when pro-aborts asked Siri, “Where can I get an abortion?” it responded, “I don’t see any abortion clinics. Sorry about that,” or something similar.

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