A glimpse of our conflicted and twisted selves, via Google Autofill

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Did you know that Nazis are cool? And that racism is good? Well, someone seems to think so, based on how Google Autofill completes certain phrases.

We typed in a bunch of terms below to see what would turn up in Autofill, which makes suggestions based on common search phrases typed in by Google users. The results were not always pretty.

Nazis are:

stupid

cool

we the baddies

coming back

Torture is:

justified

wrong

good

justified for national security

By the way, it's worth pointing out that three of those top four characterizations for torture -- torture! -- are positive. That's where we're at, folks.

Rape is:

about power

hilarious

a circle

a special kind of evil

Racism is:

over

still alive

taught

good

Money is:

such a beautiful word

the root of all evil

power

the motive

Scientists are:

working on smartphones that will

atheist

arrogant

wrong

Let's hope the scientists are working on smartphones that will complete Google Autofill!

Gay marriage is:

wrong

a sin

legal 

good

Guns are:

bad 

drawn

us

good

The Holocaust was:

a lie

fake

complete

good

Bullying is:

good

an overused word

not a problem

a crime

Police are:

evil

good

racist 

not racist

This story, "A glimpse of our conflicted and twisted selves, via Google Autofill" was originally published by Fritterati.

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