The code behind Google’s Woke autocorrect


Leaked Google Docs provided exclusively to Breitbart News provide a behind-the-scenes look at a feature rolling out to business and enterprise Google Docs users that suggests alarm clock-approved replacements for words like “man,” “woman” , “white,” and “master” as users type.

In the examples below, Google’s curated list of unwoken words and their woken replacements can be seen, such as replacing “manhole” with “maintenance hole” and “whitepaper” with “report”.

In some cases, you can see Google struggling to replace everyday words. “Motherhood”, for example, is replaced by “the much less succinct experience of being a parent or guardian”.

The feature is so clunky and riddled with errors that Breitbart News’ source at Google, who wishes to remain anonymous, now says the company will roll it back.

“It was an incredibly clunky feature,” the Google employee said. “A crude (with at least one misspelling), manually curated but poorly verified list of anything vaguely related to race or gender that led to an obviously poor user experience. It’s hard to believe that has ever been the subject of user research.

Google announced the rollout of the feature in April, but gave few details on how it would work, except to say it would flag “discriminatory and inappropriate language” to users and recommend more “inclusive” alternatives.

The feature works by recommending new words to Google Docs users as they type, similar to a regular autocorrect feature.

The images below give a glimpse of the feature’s backend and reveal some of the unawakened words that Google wants its users to eliminate from their vocabulary.

In the image above, words that include the prefix “man” have an “inclusive warning”. The feature recommends that the word “humanity” be replaced with “mankind”, “mankind”, or “people of the world”. He recommends replacing ‘manhole’ with ‘hole’ or ‘maintenance hole’ and that ‘manhunt’ be replaced with ‘search’.

The code behind Google's Woke autocorrect

The image above shows the feature in action. Similar to autocorrect, Google Docs suggests a user replace “motherhood” with “the experience of being a parent or guardian.”

The code behind Google's Woke autocorrect

In this image, Google Docs suggests that a user replace the word “cowboy” with “animal herder”.

The code behind Google's Woke autocorrect

In another example, Google recommends replacing the word “clerics” with “rabbis.”

The code behind Google's Woke autocorrect

The image above shows that Google also has a problem with the word “white”. According to the code above, he would recommend that the word “white paper” be replaced with more “racially inclusive” terminology such as “report”.

The code behind Google's Woke autocorrect

“Master” is another word that Google says apparently doesn’t have enough racial inclusion. He recommends replacing “blueprint” with “big plan” and “brain” with genius.

He also identifies the word “masterpiece” as a problem, but it seems that the brains at Google have not yet found a replacement.

The code behind Google's Woke autocorrect

Google recommends that the phrase “peanut gallery”, a euphemism for unfair or unreasonable reviews, be replaced with “unsolicited reviews”. The origins of the phrase lie in the rowdy “peanut galleries” of vaudeville theater, a genre that emerged in the late 19th century and sometimes included minstrel performances. This may be the source of Google’s objection to the phrase, though many modern users of the term are likely unaware of its connection to vaudeville.

The code behind Google's Woke autocorrect

In some cases, Google seems to have trouble finding an awake replacement for the words. According to the image above, his awakened employees have yet to find a replacement for “shaman”, although they have replaced “yeoman” with “royal servant”.

The code behind Google's Woke autocorrect

In this image, Google clumsily recommends replacing “motherhood” with “the experience of being a parent or guardian.”

The code behind Google's Woke autocorrect The code behind Google's Woke autocorrect

Google’s preoccupation with eliminating any notion of separate genders (a biological reality that led to the firing of former Google engineer James Damore after acknowledging it in an internal memo) can again be seen in the images below. above. Google suggests replacements for “intermediate”, “manipulation” and even “dummy”.

In 2020, Google reported that more than five million businesses used the paid version of Google Workspace (formerly G Suite), giving the tech giant significant influence among white-collar workers.

As the leaked material below reveals, Google uses this influence to push woke ideology on business users, away from language that points to fundamental realities that undermine far-left identity politics, like the existence of two distinct genera.

Although the feature is designed to advance progressive ideology, its clumsy execution has led to scathing reviews. Even far left Vice, who tested the feature, was not impressed. Vice noted the feature’s overzealousness, including flagging parts of Martin Luther King Jr.’s speeches for non-inclusive language.

In leaked footage from an internal Google town hall meeting in 2016, held days after Donald Trump was elected, the company’s top executives can be heard talking about using their technology to make advance progressive values.

Ruth Porat, the company’s chief financial officer, tearfully pledged that the company would “use the great strength and resources we have to continue to push forward really important values” in the Trump era.

In these images, Google can be seen doing just that: using its “strength and resources” to replace people’s common parlance with progressive-sanctioned woke terminology. Beyond replacing words, Google seems intent on influencing the way its users think – rewriting our concepts of race, gender, and history.

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