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IPFS News Link • PC: Political Correctness

Word goes woke:


Microsoft has rolled out a new feature which checks for potentially offensive words and phrases

The new checker produced purple line beneath any problematic sections of text

The software will also produce some PC alternatives to the flagged phrases

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Microsoft has included a new function in the latest version of its Word software that acts as a checker for inclusivity and offers PC alternatives to phrases which could upset others.

Traditionally, Microsoft Word has offered tools to its 250million users such as checking software for spelling, punctuation and grammar.

But now, the tech giant has added an additional feature which reads through a user's work and examines whether the language used may offend an individual.

The Sun reports it does this by highlighting phrases focusing on gender, age, sexual orientation, ethnicity of 'socioeconomic status'.