Google fixes glitch showing Modi's photo as India's first PM
An algorithm glitch that showed Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s photo as "India`s first PM" on Google Search and led to much outrage on Twitter has been fixed.
An algorithm glitch that showed Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s photo as "India`s first PM" on Google Search and led to much outrage on Twitter has been fixed. Users who searched for "India`s first PM" on Google late on Wednesday, were guided to the first link of the Wikipedia page titled "List of Prime Ministers of India", with Jawaharlal Nehru`s name and description. However, instead of Nehru`s picture, the image which appeared was of Modi which prompted people to take screenshots of the search result page and tweet in large numbers.
"@Google @GoogleIndia what algorithm of yours allows this?! You`re so full of junk-", tweeted Congress social media in-charge Divya Spandana.
Many tagged the search engine giant asking what exactly was going on.
"Dear @Google you got it wrong. I googled "India`s #first PM, Not worst PM ever!" Please correct yourself," said one tweet.
"I came to know that #jawaharlalnehru look alike @narendramodi ??" said one.
When brought to Google`s notice, the glitch was fixed on Thursday.
An algorithm glitch that showed a picture of Narendra Modi in Google search results for "the first prime minister of India" led to an outrage on social media, with the Congress asking the search engine to correct the anomaly.
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A few users took screenshots of it and posted on Twitter.
This prompted Congress social media and digital communications in-charge Divya Spandana Ramya to tweet: "@Google @GoogleIndia what algorithm of yours allows this?! You're so full of junk-"
The search engine was swift in its response.
".@Google got rid of the junk and the search results are fine, for now????" Ramya tweeted later.