A “sexist” search bug says more about us than Facebook

Excerpt: JUST BEFORE VALENTINE’S Day last week, Belgian security researcher Inti De Ceukelaire noticed something strange on Facebook. He found the social network’s search function treated pictures of men and women in dramatically different ways. Searching for “photos of my female friends” returned a hodgepodge of images, whereas a similar search for “photos of my male friends” yielded no results. Worse, Facebook assumed “male” was simply a typo for the word “female.”

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