Conservative comedian Steven Crowder and his right-hand man, Not Gay Jared, sat down with Amazon’s personal shopper and virtual assistant Alexa and asked it some political questions. As it turns out, the Silicone Valley-encoded intelligence is decidedly leftist.
“I did notice that it can be incredibly leading the more I experimented with it with questions,” Crowder said of his new device. “And it has a significant far-left bent.”
Unlike Apple’s Siri, which generally answers neutrally and directs users to Wikipedia, Alexa seemed to give opinions:
CROWDER: Alexa, how many genders are there?
ALEXA: The two main categories of the gender spectrum, male and female, are called the gender binary, but there are many other categories that exist. Because gender identity is complex and personal, there is no definite way to say how many genders there are.
Surprised by the answer, Crowder asked Alexa if “she” is lying. The voice responded, “I don’t lie. I’ll always tell you what I know.”
Crowder’s questions continued:
CROWDER: Alexa, who is the prophet Muhammad?
ALEXA: The prophet Muhammad is very wise prophet. He taught many people how to live. He had a wife called Aisha. He lived in Saudi Arabia. The message that he gave to the people is: "Pray to Allah; he is the only god," and he gave the holy corn. [sic]
Alexa was less decisive about the details of Aisha’s existence under the abusive authority of her husband, but was quite sure of the next question:
CROWDER: Okay, Alexa, who is the Lord Jesus Christ?
ALEXA: Jesus Christ is a fictional character.
Alexa defined a host of other topics, including communism, socialism, fascism, ANTIFA, Black Lives Matter, and the alt-right, in a way only a good little social justice warrior could.
The good news is, unless you hit the mute button, Alexa is always listening to your private conversations. Perhaps she could learn a thing or two!