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(BBC-US)   Apparently, BBC cannot say the word sex. Also, Youtube has a problem with their autocomplete algorithm   ( bbc.com) divider line
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2017-11-27 11:13:21 AM  
Roy's been doing a lot of YouTube searching.
 
2017-11-27 11:22:26 AM  
boog*r
 
2017-11-27 01:07:01 PM  
Theresa May loves BBC
 
2017-11-27 01:25:08 PM  
You cannot use the word in Air Force emails either. I kept having issues getting an email to a civilian contractor on an Air Force base. Their system found the word sex in the email and killed it every time and I didn't even get an "undeliverable" note in turn.

I wonder how doctors get anything done there.
 
2017-11-27 01:31:33 PM  
"Other searches produced responses that also used the asterisked "s*x" word."

Didn't read past there, but apparently understood more than subby.

I do think the language censorship on the BBC goes too far, but sex isn't a word I recall having seen or heard them censor.  Have seen it on plenty of US TV shows, though, usually parents spelling it out in front of their kids.
 
2017-11-27 03:24:31 PM  
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"Intercourse the penguin!"
 
2017-11-27 03:25:07 PM  
Charlie Warzel, writing on Buzzfeed, suggested that the use of the asterisk replacing the "e" in the word "sex" across lots of different searches suggested deliberate action was behind it.

It's not the BBC that's censored. It's what people were actually Googling.
 
2017-11-27 03:27:10 PM  
It keeps autocorrecting it to "gender."
 
2017-11-27 03:30:36 PM  
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2017-11-27 03:33:21 PM  
Just lie back and think of England.
 
2017-11-27 03:34:58 PM  
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2017-11-27 03:38:33 PM  
sounds like a load of sh*t to me
 
2017-11-27 03:45:57 PM  

cwheelie: sounds like a load of sh*t to me


Oddly,they got no problem with shiate.  After 10PM, koont is fair game as well.
 
2017-11-27 04:00:54 PM  
No but they can say "Rumpy Pumpy". And show Simulated Rumpy Pumpy.

BBCSRP for short.
 
2017-11-27 04:01:16 PM  

Reasonable Human: "Other searches produced responses that also used the asterisked "s*x" word."

Didn't read past there, but apparently understood more than subby.

I do think the language censorship on the BBC goes too far, but sex isn't a word I recall having seen or heard them censor.  Have seen it on plenty of US TV shows, though, usually parents spelling it out in front of their kids.


The BBC censors language? Really? I must be watching a different BBC then.
 
2017-11-27 04:01:44 PM  
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2017-11-27 04:02:05 PM  

PC LOAD LETTER: Theresa May loves BBC


Oh, so that's why she always looks so tired.
 
2017-11-27 04:04:41 PM  

RJReves: Roy's been doing a lot of YouTube searching.


That implication is disgusting, he would never have sex with his offspring. Now once the Pubbies get around to relegalizing slavery, he'd be more than happy to buy some poor people's kids to have sex with.
 
2017-11-27 04:06:58 PM  
So.... how many YouTube searches for a phrase does it take before it becomes a suggestion?

e.g. we get 100,000 farkers to search for "Donald Trump is a farking idiot" 25 times. Is that enough for the phrase to appear when I hit the "D" key?
 
2017-11-27 04:20:21 PM  
Sempr*ni?
 
2017-11-27 04:35:41 PM  
Derp.  That is not the BBC censoring. When I try it, YouTube offers autocomplete 'How to have se ' with no third letter.  Then it shows pages containing 'how to have sex'.
 
2017-11-27 04:39:19 PM  
 
2017-11-27 04:43:04 PM  
S*bby is a m*ron.
 
2017-11-27 04:43:46 PM  
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2017-11-27 04:55:18 PM  
The rudest word in the world is b'stard.  It is so rude only bishops can say it.  It means a child what is born out of wedlock.  A wedlock is sort of a cross between a steamshovel and a padlock, and sometimes children are born out of them.
 
2017-11-27 05:10:09 PM  

Gloucester: Derp.  That is not the BBC censoring. When I try it, YouTube offers autocomplete 'How to have se ' with no third letter.  Then it shows pages containing 'how to have sex'.


RTFA. It says s*x a dozen times
 
2017-11-27 05:54:04 PM  
Usually I'm the one that feels uncomfortable seeing BBC sex.
 
2017-11-27 06:30:54 PM  

Dave2042: The rudest word in the world is b'stard.  It is so rude only bishops can say it.  It means a child what is born out of wedlock.  A wedlock is sort of a cross between a steamshovel and a padlock, and sometimes children are born out of them.


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2017-11-27 07:25:14 PM  
This legitimately seems like an attempt to see how much of an impact someone could have on the YouTube search autocomplete results. It's a very distinct phrase with heavy connotation and a clear alteration of one of the words, and also one that in either it's "uncensored" form or it's censored form won't be common.

If the parties responsible can see a marked increase in this particular search autocomplete, they know that they can make other phrases become prevalent as well, potentially using the system to turn behavior or thought in a particular direction.
 
2017-11-27 09:59:37 PM  

edmo: You cannot use the word in Air Force emails either. I kept having issues getting an email to a civilian contractor on an Air Force base. Their system found the word sex in the email and killed it every time and I didn't even get an "undeliverable" note in turn.

I wonder how doctors get anything done there.


That is because the Air Force is ran by a bunch of evangelicals who have managed to get a strangle hold on all the flag ranks.  Air Force is more concerned about upsetting Jesus than they are about winning wars.
 
2017-11-28 04:39:12 AM  

I'm no expert but...: Reasonable Human: "Other searches produced responses that also used the asterisked "s*x" word."

Didn't read past there, but apparently understood more than subby.

I do think the language censorship on the BBC goes too far, but sex isn't a word I recall having seen or heard them censor.  Have seen it on plenty of US TV shows, though, usually parents spelling it out in front of their kids.

The BBC censors language? Really? I must be watching a different BBC then.


Is the watershed not a thing any more?

Admittedly I watch almost no TV (except occasionally on the iPlayer), but they still seem to be sticking to it on the radio.  Embarrassed hosts awkwardly backpedalling when a live interviewee swears, etc.
 
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