Some Technical Explanations for Siri's Abortion Glitch

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Since Apple has come out and said that Siri's abortion non-answers are a glitch and thus not a conspiracy, it's time to dig into technical explanations for the seemingly political bot. Siri's behavior seemed particularly odd because of its inconsistencies. Sometimes she would flat out refuse to answer questions, other times she would refer to Google, and then in the abortion clinic case for D.C. she would refer the asker to a non-abortion centers. Some cried conspiracy, but others have pointed to some programming reasons for Siri's behavior.

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