Don't ask Siri about Donald Trump today

Politics are bound to be a topic of conversation at Thanksgiving meals across the country today. Whether someone at your meal decides to share their thoughts on the state of America in 2018 is up to them.

One thing you shouldn't do: ask Siri about Donald Trump or how old the president is.

In an apparent glitch first spotted by The Verge, asking Siri the question "who is Donald Trump" or "how old is Donald Trump" returns an image of male genitalia in place of a picture of the 45th president of the United States.

USA TODAY was able to replicate the glitchwhen asking Siri "who is Donald Trump" on an iPhone X on Thursday evening.

Apple currently seems to have disabled showing images when those questions are asked. When asking now, the digital assistant returns a series of links to various websites and an imageless Wolfram Alpha result when asking about his age.

Asking the same questions to Google's Assistant showed proper images of Trump. Siri returned proper pages, and images, when asking about former Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush.

Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment on how this glitch occurred or what it is doing to make sure it doesn't happen again.


Explore further

Trump meets with Apple CEO at White House to talk trade

(c) 2018 USA Today
Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.

Citation: Don't ask Siri about Donald Trump today (2018, November 23) retrieved 14 April 2021 from https://phys.org/news/2018-11-dont-siri-donald-trump-today.html
This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.
17 shares

Feedback to editors

User comments