When Google searched lesbian dormitories, the first thing that came up was the word “dormitory.”
“What is a dormitory?” it asked.
“How can you tell if this is a real dormitory and not a hoax?”
The search giant said it would soon update the “How to spot a hoax” section of its “About” page to warn people of hoaxes.
But as of Wednesday, the page still showed a “false” answer to that question.
Google did not respond to a request for comment on how it made the mistake.
In March, a gay man who works for a media company was fired for a Google search that included the word lesbian, the company said.
Google later admitted that it had been wrong.