Google's gaffe: Shows Modi's pic when searched for 'India's first PM'
Google seems to have messed up with India's first prime minister. When one types "India's first PM" on the Google search engine what appears first is a Wikipedia link with the name and description of Nehru. However, the picture beside Nehru's name and description carry Modi's picture.
Yes, they got the name correct, not the photograph. The bizarre anomaly was apparently first noticed on Wednesday.
Prime Minister Modi's picture is somehow appearing alongside Nehru's name on the Wikipedia link - 'List of Prime Ministers of India'.
This mess-up prompted Twitteratis who sounded distinctly annoyed. Few took the screenshots of their own and sharing them on social media, with variants of the question: Why?
Here are some of Twitter's reaction:
Congress social media team head wrote "what algorithm of yours allows this?! You're so full of junk"
Mitron, Who's India's first PM?
Mitron, who was India's first PM? pic.twitter.com/K8IQXgusx3— Salil Tripathi (@saliltripathi) April 25, 2018
How come you also fell in the trap of Modi?
Type 'India first pm' in google and result is Mr.Narendra Modi's photo instead of Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru. @Google Pls correct it.. How come you also fell in the trap of Mr.Modi? pic.twitter.com/H8zlP9zzW0— Ashok Tanwar (@AshokTanwar_INC) April 25, 2018
What has gone wrong with Google Baba?
And this is going viral. You key in 'India's first PM' & this is the result you get. What has gone wrong with Google Baba? pic.twitter.com/aHzQJuOi2y— Kumar Shakti Shekhar (@ShaktiShekhar) April 26, 2018
Mistake of google about India's first PM pic.twitter.com/bAEeuyH8tu— Harish Kumar (@HarishK76202931) April 26, 2018