F***=off, Google tells its staff: Any mention of nookie now banned from internal files, URLs

Found on The Register on Tuesday, 23 October 2018
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Late last week, a Google programmer claimed that their bosses had suddenly banned swear words from internal documents, and even shortened URLs to files were being blocked.

"They grep all the links for swear words and just delete them. Apparently one person who used the 'gimme a random string' option had his link deleted because they randomly got a swear word.

Google has form as a censor of bad language: the Chocolate Factory's speech-to-text translation engine refuses to print swear words without asterisks. Microsoft, too, decided to take a line on this with some of its platforms.

All this censorsho through the backdoor (no pun intended) is disgusting and feels like the first (or already second) step towards a world which you would not like.