Baidu Autofill Reinforces Stereotype That Americans Love Sluts
Surely you’re aware of the Google autofill / autocomplete meme? For instance, someone types the words “i accidentally” into a Google search bar as part of a longer phrase, but Google presumes you’re too lazy to finish your five-word sentence, so it helpfully offers a pulldown list of possible searches such as “i accidentally the whole bottle” and “i accidentally slept with my mom,” etc.
It turns out Baidu has this feature as well. And if you tried to type “American consulate,” this is what happens:
That’s all very normal and not newsworthy.
Whoa, that escalated fast.
If you honed your search a bit by adding one more letter, Baidu quickly pinpoints the exact thought in your head, in essence unzipping your pants for you:
I went ahead and pressed enter after letting autofill complete my search query. American Cocksucking Sluts is apparently an adult film released in 2011 starring Brooklyn Lee, Juelz Ventura, and Gracie Glam. It received a 7.4/10 rating on IMDB, out of eight votes. The other links on the first page were disappointing. Let’s just say there was nothing with which we could add to our list. Damn you, Baidu! Your search filter wins again.