New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) 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.
.@Google got rid of the junk & the search results are fine, for now??
Now @TwitterIndia @Twitter will you please respond to us on the bots being used for Twitter Polls?We’ve been following up with you for months now & no response.We aren’t giving up,but you need to do your bit. pic.twitter.com/YbDdkSCATB
— Divya Spandana/Ramya (@divyaspandana) April 26, 2018
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.