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MICROSOFT APOLOGIZES AFTER BING TRANSLATES ‘ISIS’ TO ‘SAUDI ARABIA’

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Saudi Arabian officials and citizens alike were outraged earlier this week, when it was discovered that Bing’s translation service was translating the word ‘Daesh’ into ‘Saudi Arabia’ for English-speaking users. Daesh is a derogatory word that ISIS’ enemies have used to refer to the terror organization. The mistake was first noticed by Saudi social media users who have since called for a boycott of Microsoft products.

The translation was quickly corrected, and Dr. Mamdouh Najjar, the Vice President of Microsoft in Saudi Arabia, apologized for what happened. “As an employee of Microsoft, I apologise personally to the great Saudi people and this country, dear to all our hearts, for this unintentional mistake.”

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