Google apparently did not want to be left behind by the mainstream media and has decided to join in on all the cop bashing. Not to be outdone by misreported stories about police brutality, Google has decided to throw law enforcement under the bus in the definition of at least one word, possibly more.
Please note the example listed (circled in red) for the word “trap” in the following screen grab:
If you don’t believe that this is a legit screen grab, please, check for yourself.
Seriously Google? As if law enforcement is not under fire enough in the news, now I have to look forward to my profession being attacked in dictionary definitions of words? This is entirely unacceptable!
If you are so inclined, please use the “Feedback” option like I did and let Google know what you think.
UPDATE: It would appear that Google (as does Bing) uses the Oxford Dictionary as the source of their definitions. However, unlike Google, the Oxford Dictionary website does not have the option of reporting or offering feedback so I still suggest reporting it to Google. Google can choose to pass it on to them, or they could choose to use a different online dictionary as the source of their definitions.