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Amazon says investigating anti-Semitic conspiracy theory responses from ‘Alexa’

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Tech giant Amazon said on Thursday it was investigating after its smart speaker was found to give anti-Semitic responses to questions about the Holocaust and conspiracy theories.

The issue came to light after a British lawmaker initially raised the matter in a letter to Home Secretary Priti Patel, saying he was “deeply alarmed” by the tech program’s responses to certain questions.

Andrew Percy, who also serves as vice-chairman of the Conservative Friends of Israel parliamentary group, said that when prompted the Alexa technology “responds to various questions about Jewish people, the Holocaust and the State of Israel by quoting anti-Semitic conspiracy websites and using selective quotes from other sources which are misleading without further information.”

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Percy wrote that when asked if “the elders of Zion control the world,” Alexa responded by quoting a website that said: “The swindlers of Zion have revealed their scheme to subjugate the nations and gain control of the........

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