I still don’t see it, but Secure Undisclosed Locationville is in the howling and desolate wilderness, and so apparently the change has not reached here yet.
A glitch in the “don’t be evil” company’s search engine appeared to censor searches for information about Islam. And after nearly three weeks, the company is finally fixing the problem.
Type “Christianity is” into Google and you’ll get a list of common searches. But the engine appears to suppress results for “Islam is.”
After nearly three weeks, Google is finally repairing a glitch that hid search suggestions for the phrase “Islam is,” which had led some to conclude that Google — whose mantra is “don’t be evil” — had been censoring its search results.
A Google spokesman tells FoxNews.com that “the bug fix is in the process of rolling out, and suggestions will be visible within the next few days.” Twitter comments from readers across the country confirm Google’s statement; reports from Florida, Ohio, New Jersey, Georgia and more concur that the fix is rolling out across the country.
When FoxNews.com had asked Google for an explanation on Jan. 8, a company spokesman explained that the weird absence of results was just a software problem: “This is in fact a bug and we’re working to fix it as quickly as we can.” But the company would not respond to requests for clarification, nor would it offer a timeline for repairing the problem.
And until this morning, nearly three weeks had elapsed without a patch for the glitch, which clearly turned out to be more complex than initially assumed. When asked this morning for an estimated repair date for the bug, a Google spokesman would say only that the company was working on a fix, adding that “this is not an editorial thing.” […]
An intriguing corollary: Google does offer search suggestions for future tense queries as well. Search for “Christianity will” and Google suggests “Christianity will end, it will disappear,” and “Christianity will end.” Input the same query about Islam and Google notes that “Islam will dominate the world” and “Islam will destroy Europe.”