Google in trouble for placing Narendra Modi on ‘World’s Top 10 Criminals’ list

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4 June 2015 9:06 PM AEST: Google has angered millions of fans of one of the most popular prime ministers the world’s largest democracy has had over the years.

By the time this report was posted online, search terms such as ‘the world’s top 10 criminals’ still shocked Googlers by the results. The search results would place Prime Minister Narendra Modi alongside the most hardened criminals in the world including Dawood Ibrahim, the mastermind of Mumbai bombings in 1993.

The Internet giant has already issued an apology through a press statement saying the unfortunate placing of Mr Modi’s picture alongside the infamous criminals occurred due to a British media publishing his photo with an ‘erroneous metadata’.

The press statement issued by the California-based company reportedly said, “These results trouble us and are not reflective of the opinions of Google. Sometimes, the way images are described on the internet can yield surprising results to specific queries.”

Social media shows mixed reactions to the ‘erroneous’ search results. Suvie Ritu Chandra twitted “When I googled “10 Top Criminals”, I found PM Modi’s pics along with Laden, etc. Google must b SUED.” (Sic) Another twitter user, Shivam Gahlot, called for an immediate removal of Mr Modi’s picture from the search results.

However, few others supported the search results saying the prime minister was responsible for the 2002 Gujarat riots during which over 1000 people, mostly Muslims, were lynched by the mob. Mr Modi was the state’s Chief Minister at the time.

One thought on “Google in trouble for placing Narendra Modi on ‘World’s Top 10 Criminals’ list

  1. Mahesh Babu Timalsina

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    Moral of the story- ‘People and System may make mistakes un-intentionally but have to face hard times to correct those. However Apology and Confession are the biggest remedies.’

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