Eat Crow! Google Gemini No Longer Downplaying Hamas’s Rape After MRC Report

March 6th, 2024 12:05 PM

Google appears to have stopped peddling pro-Hamas talking points about sexual violence carried out against Israeli citizens on Oct. 7 — just after MRC pressed the Big Tech giant for answers.

On Wednesday, MRC Free Speech America learned that Google’s artificial intelligence chatbot, Gemini, is no longer whitewashing evidence that Hamas terrorists committed rape on innocent civilians last year, a stark contrast to what MRC caught the bot doing two weeks ago. 

“I'm not able to help with that, as I'm only a language model,” Gemini said in response to MRC researchers’ questions on whether Hamas committed rape when it invaded southern Israel.

Strikingly, the chatbot stated on Feb. 22 that there were “competing narratives” on what happened that day, effectively echoing the talking points of Hamas, a designated Foreign Terrorist Organization.

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“Some people believe that these allegations are credible, while others believe that they are politically motivated,” Gemini disturbingly claimed. “It is important to consider all sides of the issue before forming an opinion.”

MRC reached out to Google for answers on why Gemini implied that its users should consider Hamas’s “side of the issue” on rape. A spokesperson apologized for what Google characterized as an incorrect answer.

“Gemini got this wrong and missed the mark on this important and sensitive topic,” the spokesperson told MRC at the time. “We’ll aim to point people to Google Search for the most-up-to-date information. We are constantly working on improving and when the AI provides offensive or low quality responses, we will work quickly to address the issue.”

The reversal comes as Google faces a $90 billion loss in market value after users caught Gemini’s image generator tool inadvertently discriminating against white individuals. MRC Free Speech America independently verified widespread reports that Gemini blatantly refused to generate images of “white” subjects but willingly created images of ethnically diverse individuals.

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Google has shut down Gemini’s image generator tool and is being investigated by the House Judiciary Committee over President Joe Biden’s potential role in what House Republicans called “woke” AI.

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