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Did Trivia Crack Post a Racist Question?

Rumor: A racist question was featured in the game Trivia Crack.

Published Mar 13, 2015


Claim:   A racist question was featured in the game Trivia Crack.


TRUE: A Trivia Crack user submitted a racist question for review by the game's administrators.
FALSE: The racist question was included in the official Trivia Crack game.

Example:   [Collected via e-mail, March 2015]

A friend posted this to Facebook and said it was a question on Trivia Crack. Is it real?


Origins:   On 12 March 2015, an image showing a racist question purportedly used by the mobile Trivia Crack game started to circulate via Twitter. Many people accused Etermax, the company that makes the trivia game, of approving a racist question, but that does not appear to the be the case.

Etermax encourages users to submit questions for possible inclusion in the game. Those questions then go through a user rating process to determine which questions will be adopted. While the racist question at issue ("What is the African American's biggest flaw?") was submitted by a user, it was never approved for official game play.

After the photograph of the question and its putative multiple choice answers went viral, Trivia Crack took to Twitter to explain the situation:

Last updated:   13 March 2015

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