Thousands sign online petition requesting Google to remove homophobic slurs

At least 40,000 people have signed a petition requesting Google to remove homophobic slurs from its new translation service. According to the Independent, the online petition, started by campaigning group All Out, has reached 37, 833 people since its launch last week.

The company later obliged the request, thereby amending its services. The company issued a statement saying that Google immediately worked to fix the issue after learning that some of its translations for certain terms were serving inappropriate results.

The company further apologized for any offense caused to people because of the same.