The internet doesn’t disappoint if you’re up for random searches but today an interesting development caught the attention of a billion people. Google is one of the most popular search engines on the planet for a reason – the ability to churn out the most relevant and correct answers. But when netizens searched online for ‘India’s first PM’, the search giant had other ideas.
Google correctly displays the answer showing a Wikipedia link on the top, mentioning it was Jawaharlal Nehru. But instead of Nehruji’s picture beside it, we have… yes, you guessed it – Narendra Modi! The goof-up resulted in Congress social media in charge Divya Spandana to lash out at Google.
Things got more interesting when the little brief of the article showed up beside the image. The text mentioned Nehru in bold and briefed people about him being the country’s first prime minister. To those unaware, it would be easy to confuse Modi with Nehru.
It doesn’t end there. Googling for India’s first finance minister shows Arun Jaitley’s image labeled as Shanmukham Chetty.
Google even confused India’s first defence minister Baldev Singh, with Nirmala Sitharaman, the current minister holding the position.
Needless to say, many were baffled and several users took to Twitter to voice out. Some even tagged Google to ask what was going on.
Type “India First PM” in Google Search and see the result!🤔— Sanjiv Bhatt (IPS) (@sanjivbhatt) April 25, 2018
Mistake of google about India's first pm pic.twitter.com/AKMitEJy7Z— Harish Kumar (@HarishK76202931) April 26, 2018
Mitron, who was India's first PM? pic.twitter.com/K8IQXgusx3— Salil Tripathi (@saliltripathi) April 25, 2018