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Anger over Google Home’s inability to answer questions about Jesus led the company to prohibit the device from answering all questions about religious figures, according to a statement released Friday.
Users were angered when the device couldn’t answer questions such as “Who is Jesus?” but could answer similar questions about Buddha, Muhammad and Satan, according to a CNBC report.
Danny Sullivan, public search liaison for Google, released the following statement on Friday:
“The reason the Google Assistant didn’t respond with information about ‘Who is Jesus’ or ‘Who is Jesus Christ’ wasn’t out of disrespect but instead to ensure respect. Some of the Assistant’s spoken responses come from the web, and for certain topics, this content can be more vulnerable to vandalism and spam.”
According to the statement, all reposes regarding religious figures will be temporarily unavailable until the issue is resolved.
According to reports from users, Google Home is now responding with “Religion can be complicated, and I am still learning.”