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Microsoft Word introduces new 'woke' feature to suggest PC alternatives


Microsoft has introduced a political correctness tool to help users make their writing more “inclusive”.


The Word feature, which is also on some of Microsoft’s web-based applications, will offer tips to users by highlighting phrases or words that might cause offence.


In its latest version of Office 365, a purple line appears under written copy that the software deems might “imply bias”, with alternatives offered.


Among the things the feature looks for are age bias, cultural bias, gender specific language, sexual orientation bias and socioeconomic status.


The tool is in addition to the software’s spelling and grammar-checking and can be switched off.


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