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Siri-like Android app gives racist responses

by Brad A. Greenberg

February 17, 2012 | 4:32 pm

ChaCha’s Iris app for Android has run into some serious problems. Beyond the fact that some people are offended by it’s apparent anti-abortion stance, the app gives some pretty racist responses. Like this one:

“Why are Jews so greedy?” The Verge asked of ChaCha.

“It is said that the Jews love money. This stereotype has it’s [sic] roots somewhere in the Holocaust. It is not true with all Jews.”

More from the Huffington Post here. ChaCha has reacted to public criticism by tweaking its app.

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