For years now, the progressive left and media have been quick to demonize the nation’s police officers, so it comes as no surprise that Big Tech is following the trend.
A quick Google search of the word “demon” results in a dictionary definition of the term that will allow you to filter by the word “police.”
Oxford Dictionary, which Google uses to supply definitions to users, mentions as its third listing that the origin of the word “demon” is “informal Australian/NZ.” This definition is not entirely a product of modern times. It states that the word is derived from the “Late 19th century: perhaps from Van Diemen's Land, an early name for Tasmania, or based on dee (slang term for detective) + man.” Tasmania was originally a British penal colony, which is likely the reason for the association. A similar definition of “demon” is also included on Dictionary.com, but not in Merriam- Webster, which is an American dictionary.
Many people may stop here and assume that, because there is a reason behind the definition, it makes sense for Google to suggest the filter. However, it is rather suspect that Google appears to go out of its way in order to associate “police” with “demon.” Google elevated informal police definition to number two in its filters, even though it is the third listed definition in the drop-down tab. In this current climate of hatred toward police officers, it is strange, even irresponsible, to further encourage the dissent between citizens and police officers.
This is not the first time that Google has overtly sided with the left. The search engine giant has a history of specifically favoring leftist news sources like CNN and other leftist media when displaying search results, and has also donated to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a vocal anti-conservative organization. Dictionaries, similarly, have bowed to the left as well. Merriam-Webster chose “justice” as its pick for 2018 and the gender neutral term “they” for the word of the year in 2019.
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