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'Mitron, who was India's first PM': Google gaffe over Jawahar Lal Nehru pic leaves Twitter befuddled

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Updated: Apr 26, 2018, 10:52 AM IST

Is it faux pas in Google algorithm or a technical quirk? While expert opinion is yet to come, Twitter is b efuddled over the mix-up of photos in the ‘India first PM’ query.

Still don’t get it? Google ‘India first PM’ and you will get Jawaharlal Nehru’s name appearing on the Wikipedia link. The only problem with this is the photo â€" it is of current Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Yes, Prime Minister Modi’s picture is somehow appearing alongside Nehru’s name on the Wikipedia link ‘List of Prime Ministers of India’.

Going by the tweets, it seems that this anomaly was first noticed on Wednesday.

When it got highlighted, many Twitter users started posting their reactions along with the screenshots.

Some of them were quick to blame Google for the ‘error’.

But, we will leave it to the experts to say whether it was Google’s or Wikipedia’s error, if it all it was there any.

Congress leader and social media in-charge Divya Spandana blamed Google over the issue.

And then, someone questioned Twitter

However, somebody did try to explain the cause of the error

This is not the first time Google has ‘erred’ in such a way.

Earlier in June, 2015, the internet was on fire when a search for 'Top 10 criminals in the world' showed pictures of Narendra Modi along with criminals like Dawood Ibrahim and Al Capone. At that time, things got out of hand and Google ended up apologising to the Prime Minister.

Something similar happened a month later in July, 2015, when a search for “World's Most Stupid Prime Ministers” showed Narendra Modi along with other leaders like David Cameron, Tony Abbot and even former leaders like Lee Kuan Yew.

Learning a lesson, Google in a reply over the query “top 10 criminals in India” said that it was due to a British daily which had an image of PM Modi and erroneous metadata. According to Google, the image search results were drawn from multiple news articles with images of PM Modi and his state ments with regard to politicians with a criminal background.

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