On searching India's first PM, Google displays Modi's photo
On Wednesday, a Google glitch left Twitter users perplexed. The search engine showed Narendra Modi's photo when users looked for India's first Prime Minister. This gaffe of displaying Modi's picture instead of Jawahar Lal Nehru's caught the attention of Twitter users. They tagged Google in tweets asking the company to fix the issue. The problem, not the whole of it, has been solved.
Although typing India's first Prime Minister in the search bar no longer shows Modi's photo, there are other issues. On looking for India's first defense minister, Nirmala Sitharaman's picture is displayed along with Baldev Singh's profile. Similarly, Arun Jaitley's photo is shown with Shanmukham Chetty's profile on searching for India's first finance minister; and Sushma Swaraj's photo when looking for India's first foreign minister.
A News18 report quoted Killer Features' Associate Editor Ivan Mehta as, "Google searches are showing Wikipedia articles as the first result. But it is fetching the thumbnail/picture of the latest minister. Google would need a small fix for this."
Considering Narendra Modi's constant attacks at Pandit Nehru for the state of affairs in the country, Twitter users couldn't resist giving an opinion on this. Congress leader Divya Spandana wrote, "@Google @GoogleIndia what algorithm of yours allows this?! You're so full of junk." A user Ananya Bhardwaj asked a valid question, "India's first PM? Where will google go for a fact check?"
Mitron, who was India's first PM? pic.twitter.com/K8IQXgusx3— Salil Tripathi (@saliltripathi) April 25, 2018