Last night, I found out via Facebook that there was an interesting glitch in Google Translate. The original message went as thus:
Jews are terrorists
Americans are terrorists
Arabs are terrorists” if you put this in google translate, it says in Arabic:
“jews are NOT terrorists
Americans are NOT terrorists
…Arabs ARE terrorists”..!!
Indeed if you entered that line into Google Translate and translate it into Arabic, it would output statements exactly opposite to the original for Jews and Americans, but not for Arabs. But I explored it further and found that the negation through translation worked for quite a few nationalities. All colored countries were inputted as “[demonym] are terrrorists”. Those that came back “[demonym] are not terrorists” are green and those that came back “[demonym] are terrorists” are red. The gray countries are ones I didn’t get to before I went to sleep last night.
Now, to Google’s credit, this problem appeared to be fixed today, as every nationality I inputted (including some of the green ones in the map above) came back as terrorists. As such, I was not able to finish the map, but I found the exercise rather amusing and thought I’d share what I found.