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Microsoft has integrated a feature into its (pretty much) mandatory software that highlights “problematic” language and suggests woke politically correct alternatives.
In its latest version of Office 365, a purple line appears under written copy that the software deems might “imply bias”, with alternatives offered.
Among the things the feature looks for are age bias, cultural bias, gender specific language, sexual orientation bias and socioeconomic status.
Even though the source describes this as a “new feature,” a quick DuckDuckGo search finds that our Corporate Masters at Microsoft have been pushing out this feature since at least 2019.
Remember way back in the 1990s. when people thought bundling Internet Explorer with Windows was Big Tech Going Too Far?
And I guess the Bush-Republican response is, “Hey, corporations should be allowed to do whatever they want. If you don’t like it, start your own multinational office technology monopoly.”Published in