Burger King's Whopper gets negative definitions in ad stunt

Burger King's Whopper gets negative definitions in ad stunt

We've reached out to Google for confirmation of the action, which was likely just a quick fix on the server side created to block a specific waveform, perhaps leveraging similar functionality to block out its own ads. But it was quickly burned. "But I got an idea. Ok, Google: What is the Whopper burger?"

This phrase is meant to get Google Home to read off the first sentence of the Whopper's entry on Wikipedia. They have, however, apparently taken steps in their own advertising to prevent user's devices from waking up from their commercials. Shortly after Burger King launched the ad, Google Home stopped responding to the commercial.

However, according to Forbes.com, Google has manually killed the Whopper search in Assistant this afternoon.

Burger King's newest ad is only 15 seconds, which is not a long time.

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But Burger King's hijacking introduces a new concept - an outsider controlling your assistant from the TV.

"There's a law of diminishing returns here".

Google said it was not involved in the Burger King advertisement. The line was first added by someone with the username "Fermachado123", which appears to be the username of Burger King's marketing chief, Fernando Machado.

And maybe the funniest of all, when Alexa accidentally ordered a small girl a dollhouse and four pounds of cookies, it made the news, then the news broadcast accidentally triggered reactions from devices in the homes of those watching the broadcast. By casually tossing out the wake words for Google Home, they'll probably catch at least a few people completely off guard who just want to watch TV without any interruption.

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Business Insider tested out the ad on Tuesday, and it worked.

Google Home owners, your smart speaker was almost hijacked today by an ad.

Google said in a statement at the time that this was not an ad, but an experimental My Day feature that will "sometimes call out timely content".

The page also now contains references to the controversy itself and subsequent Wikipedia editing, because the internet is a snake that perpetually eats its own tail.

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