Internet giant Google on Wednesday, June 3 apologised to Prime Minister Modi after a controversy erupted around its search results for the term ‘Top 10 Criminals’. Upon searching that term, users would find three images of India’s prime minister as a result.
This expectedly drove the twitterati up the wall. Hundreds, if not thousands, of people took to the micro-blogging website to express their anger and dismay at the transgression by the search engine.
The extreme uproar led Google to release an apology for its error. ” It definitely troubles us. This is not reflective of our opinion. We apologise for this,” Google said in its apology. It also said that it is working hard to make sure such errors are not repeated in the future.
Experts have not yet come to a conclusion on how it happened, though many opined that it might be the result of a tagging issue or comments that have been used with Modi’s images on the internet.
The amusing part of this story is the reaction people had on Twitter. A large number believed it was a conspiracy of some sort, hatched either by the opposition parties or some international entities. The others were simply furious.
Kal Congress aur AAP ne backchodi ki with #Top10Criminals hashtag , aaj BJP k baari hai with #TopLeaderNamo— Funnily Serious (@notionalview) June 4, 2015
#Top10Criminals Its bizzare to put my nation’s most revolutionary Prime Minister @narendramodi in this list……or wait was it deliberately— Suresh Kumar Sharma (@RockingCoder) June 4, 2015
@Shehzad_Ind @GauravPandhi #Top10Criminals its a part of international conspiracy (conspiracy by intl funds & Govts) intl entities r afraid.— भारतीय (@maulik1122) June 4, 2015
” @ssial : Reaction of bhakts after back to back screwing of their leader #Top10Criminals #AccheDinMyFoot #modi #feku pic.twitter.com/GvmEZNf7NF ”— sameerr aftab (@smrr19) June 4, 2015
@brownbrumby i believe this calls for a dharna in front of google office and ban on google #Top10Criminals pic.twitter.com/PnQN05XHwH— zaheer (@drzzzzzz) June 3, 2015
I may have hazaar gile shikwe with our PM but the PM in google’s #Top10Criminals search is not acceptable— Priyanka Chaturvedi (@priyankac19) June 3, 2015
2002 was it not an insult to India ? M.R.S was it not an insult ?Scam country is it not an insult? In #top10criminals is an insult Get life— Arun Mysore (@arunmsk) June 3, 2015
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