NYT Switches ‘Fetus’ Wordle’s Answer After Abortion Rights Attack

Wordle player holding a phone with the app open.

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today Word The answer was supposed to be “a fetus”, and despite that, it has remained so for many New York times Try to pull the floor early. In light of reports that the Supreme Court is Currently slated to overturn Roe v. Wade Rescinding abortion rights for millions with her, Greylady said her latest intervention in the popular puzzle game was to preserve Word Outstanding from the news.

According to Monday Blog post by New York times“Fetus” is preloaded as correct Word The answer is on May 9, 2022 last year, and its current timing was “completely unintentional and coincidental”. Then last week, Politico I mentioned a leaked draft opinion showing Supreme Court justices was preparing to dismantle nearly 50 years of federal reproductive health protections. The times Decided to update the database and swap in an option that seemed less “serious”, but due to “current Wordle technology” they were only able to update the answer for players who just updated their game before playing today.

“At New York Times Games, we take our role very seriously as a place for entertainment and getaways, and we want Wordle to remain distinct from the news,” wrote Everdeen Mason, managing editor of the division, explaining the decision. In particular , New York times He refuses to even mention the word fetus in a blog post.

I kept watching great Word, which is now a cornerstone of the New York Times games division after being acquired in a low seven-figure deal earlier this year, has followed in the footsteps of every other major game before it. Players innovate improvement strategies To achieve maximum gains, its background technical issues Called a backlash from societyand now New York times She does her best to keep it Word from political appearance.

The company started Censoring answers and guesses Soon after he took over the app, words that ranged from hooligan to abusive were disqualified. According to TryHardGames, who has been tracking these changes, fetus wasn’t the only word cut last week. It also appears that Butch was taken off shift around the same time.

Crossword puzzle is another mainstay New York times she has I tried to remain apolitical In recent years, despite the constant culture wars and terrible things happening in the world that make it almost impossible. After the decision to remove the “fetus” from WordHowever, The Times appears to be more concerned that the different correct answers again divide the player base more than anything else.

“Now we are busy renovating WordTechnology so everyone always receives the same word,” Mason wrote. “We are committed to ensuring tens of millions of people have a satisfying and consistent experience every day.” If you want to make sure you’re playing the intended word today, just update the tab before you start.

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