30 Oct '13, 12pm

Google Fixes Gay Slur In St. Louis Cardinals’ Knowledge Graph Box

Google Fixes Gay Slur In St. Louis Cardinals’ Knowledge Graph Box

A gay slur from the Wikipedia page about the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team made its way into Google’s Knowledge Graph box for a short time this week. The slur has been making news with stories appearing in a number of press outlets. The Cardinals’ Wikipedia page has been home to a great deal of abuse during the past few days (they’re currently playing in the World Series against the Boston Red Sox) and now can only be edited by Wikipedia administrators. What I find most interesting is that the slur was live on Wikipedia for a very short amount of time , yet Google’s crawler captured it and changed the text in the Knowledge Graph box. Timeline of The Incident Our research, using the history portion of the Cardinals’ Wikipedia entry, shows the slur first appeared on October 24, 2013 at 13:02. It was removed and the page was reverted back to the prior version one minute l...

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