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Google Eliminates 'Die' Search Suggestion For Autism

February 28, 2013

Updated 3/6/13 to reflect the amazing efforts of the self-advocacy community.

Thanks to the efforts of  an autism activist group who staged an online protest called a Flash Blog, Google officially changed the automated search results for offensive 'hate speech' directed at people affected by autism.

Previously, typing "Autistic people should...." into Google's search engine would produce four so-called "auto-complete" suggestions: that they "be killed," "die," or "be exterminated."

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