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. Also Read - New avatar of Google Chrome’s offline dinosaur game: How you can play
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. Also Read - Twitter Voice Tweets rolling out for iOS: What are they, how to send
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. Also Read - World Emoji Day 2021: Twitter reveals 10 most used emojis in 2021 in India
“@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.