Weaponized Disinformation Is Fine, But How Dare You Ask Silly Questions!
Google have decided to nix one of the small amusements on the web, trying to confuse their snippets by asking bizarre questions. It seems that they have been spending a lot of time trying to find ways to stop the automatic featured responses you sometimes see appear when you ask silly questions. Apparently having a bit of a laugh with their algorithm is far more damaging to society than stopping it from promoting straight out lies that have good SEO.
Somehow receiving a reply similar to “It looks like there aren’t many great results for this search” is not quite as satisfying as watching Google blithely quote a Monty Python sketch when asked why firetrucks are red. Yet another nice thing we aren’t allowed to have anymore.