Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 16th Mar 2017 22:46 UTC
Google

Today some Google Home owners reported hearing something extra when they asked for a summary of the day ahead from the smart speaker: an advertisement for the opening of Beauty and the Beast. Several users on Reddit have noticed the audio ad and Bryson Meunier posted a clip to Twitter. Some Android users also reported hearing the ad through Google Assistant on mobile.

And from the Total Bullshit Dpt., also known as Google PR:

This wasn’t intended to be an ad. What’s circulating online was a part of our My Day feature, where after providing helpful information about your day, we sometimes call out timely content. We’re continuing to experiment with new ways to surface unique content for users and we could have done better in this case.

It was an ad, plain and simple. A corporate statement like this, which is clearly, utterly, 100% a lie, should be illegal, and punishable by massive fines. This kind of callous behaviour is a disgrace.

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Lies
by Windows Sucks on Thu 16th Mar 2017 23:00 UTC
Windows Sucks
Member since:
2005-11-10

Well being that our President says a major lie at least once a day and a new one at least once a week there is no way Google will. E held as illigal. Lol.

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RE: Lies
by kurkosdr on Fri 17th Mar 2017 00:30 in reply to "Lies"
kurkosdr Member since:
2011-04-11

Well being that our President says a major lie at least once a day and a new one at least once a week there is no way Google will. E held as illigal. Lol.

I hope you understand why I was obligated to downvote this comment as "Off-topic".

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RE[2]: Lies
by winter skies on Mon 20th Mar 2017 10:38 in reply to "RE: Lies"
winter skies Member since:
2009-08-21

Because as a Trump sympathizer you feel disturbed by any OT directed against him? Or just because you are very rigorous in downvoting OTs?

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RE: Lies
by Alfman on Fri 17th Mar 2017 00:30 in reply to "Lies"
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

Windows Sucks,

Well being that our President says a major lie at least once a day and a new one at least once a week there is no way Google will. E held as illigal. Lol.


One of these days we're going to be faced with a national crisis, but it will be very difficult to trust that anything he says is not BS. He's already lost all credibility for honesty. Owing to his compulsive lying, trump does not deserve the benefit of a doubt.

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