Remember all those classic stories about computers watching your every move. We live in that best of all possible worlds. Unfortunately, our tech overlords are human and they keep programming the computers to police our behavior and our thoughts.
On that note, Google Docs will now flag language that isn’t sufficiently inclusive or that the lefty corp deems discriminatory.
You’ll see suggestions when there are opportunities to structure a sentence with an active voice or when a sentence can be more concise, helping to make your writing more impactful. Potentially discriminatory or inappropriate language will be flagged, along with suggestions on how to make your writing more inclusive and appropriate for your audience.
Conflating grammatical and political corrections are typical of the way that the Left tries to embed its agendas by associating them with real problems.
And since lefties these days reject grammar in the name of equity, all that’s really left is politically correcting writing.
For now this is a nudge. It prompts the millions who use the service to reshape their writing to comply with Google’s political views. Down the road, the nudges become mandatory.
That’s how it works.
Enjoy a future in which you won’t be allowed to write, save, or email a document that an algorithm has flagged for political correctness.
If you think that’s an improbable conspiracy theory, let me remind you that censorship on social media began the same way with ‘nudges’, prompts and flagging, and then escalated to constant monitoring, flagging, and deletion.
They will go there.