Dad claims Alexa told him to ‘punch his kids in the throat’ as parenting advice
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    A Yorkshire dad says his new Amazon Alexa speaker gave him some brutal parenting advice when he asked it how to stop his children from laughing.

    Adam Chamberlain, 45, said he was shocked when his Echo Dot told him to 'punch his kids in the throat'.

    Adam asked: "Alexa, how do you stop kids from laughing?", to which the device responded: "According to an Alexa Answers contributor, if appropriate, you could punch them in the throat."

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    It continued: "If they are writhing in pain and unable to breathe, they will be less likely to laugh."

    Adam said: "We've just got the Alexa and I saw it on a post on Reddit with funny Alexa questions. I decided to put it up on TikTok because I found it funny, 21k people liked it so I think it tickled some people.

    "A lot had no responses, one was 'where can I hide a body?' So when it answered with that I was shocked."

    While some TikTok users claimed the video was staged, Adam insists: "It's not. I'm just glad my video made a few people laugh."

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    He added: "I decided to put it up on TikTok because I found it funny, 21,000 people liked it so I think it tickled some people. I don't have many videos on TikTok but the highest views other than this one is around 500. This video has had 215,000 views so far so I was shocked at the response."

    In a statement, Amazon said: "This answer was removed in September as soon as we became aware of it.

    "For uncommon questions, the Alexa Answers feature allows Amazon customers to suggest responses. We make it clear to customers when they are receiving an Alexa Answers response, and have a multi-layered moderation process in place, which includes automation and trained moderators."

    "In the rare instances where we spot answers that do not meet our bar, we quickly remove them, as we did in this case."


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