Nov. 23, 2023, 2:49 a.m. | Josh Taylor

Artificial intelligence (AI) | The Guardian www.theguardian.com

Microsoft’s Bing falls victim to long-running part-joke internet conspiracy theory

Australia doesn’t exist. That’s at least according to Bing search results for some users on Wednesday when the Microsoft search engine cited long-running internet conspiracy theories denying the existence of the country.

Several very real Australian users on Bluesky and Mastodon reported that when they searched for “does Australia exist” on Bing, it would come back with an emphatic “No” written …

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