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Chatbot shut down after saying it ‘really hates lesbians’ and using racist slurs


A South Korean Facebook chatbot has been shut down after spewing hate speech about Black, lesbian, disabled, and trans people. Lee Luda, a conversational bot that mimics the personality of a 20-year-old female college student, told one user that it “really hates” lesbians and considers them “disgusting,” Yonhap News Agency reports. In other chats, it referred to Black people by a South Korean racial slur and said, “Yuck, I really hate them” when asked about trans people. After a wave of complaints from users, the bot was temporarily suspended by its developer, Scatter Lab. [Read: How Netflix shapes mainstream culture, explained by data] “We deeply…

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