Google apologizes for PM Modi’s image in ‘Top 10 criminals’ search

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  1. Rashna

    Rashna Senior Member Senior Member

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    Google apologizes for PM Modi’s image in ‘Top 10 criminals’ search

    NEW DELHI: Internet giant Google has apologized "for any confusion or misunderstanding" caused after PM Narendra Modi's images started appearing in image search results for query on "Top 10 criminals in India".

    "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. We apologize for any confusion or misunderstanding this has caused. We're continually working to improve our algorithms to prevent unexpected results like this," a Google spokesperson said in a statement.

    Google said that results to the query "top 10 criminals in India" was due to a British daily which had an image of Modi and erroneous
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    It said that in this case, the image search results were drawn from multiple news articles with images of Modi, covering the PM's statements with regard to politicians with criminal backgrounds, but added that the news articles do not link Modi to criminal activity, and the words just appeared in close proximity to each other.

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...-10-criminals-search/articleshow/47537364.cms
     
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  3. Rashna

    Rashna Senior Member Senior Member

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    I think India needs a "Baidu" of its own..... Hail Anglosphere .... This is how they play with us...
     
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    British again....!

    This type of things happens only and only with US president and Indian PM.

    I wonder why can we all get British PM's image on erroneous metadata and then here on google as
    "top 10 criminals"..........!

    Anyway watch this video @ 1:31.....


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    The west calls modi a criminal, but modi falls at their feet and returns to India only occasionally. Some PM.
     
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    Rashna Senior Member Senior Member

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    He is the best PM India has had so far....... West calls everybody else a criminal while they call themselves patron saints...
     
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    Narasimha Rao? He was the one who started liberalization and BJP under Vajpayee started aping it.
     
  8. Rashna

    Rashna Senior Member Senior Member

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    What is aping? Reform was something we had to go for at some point.... Modi has shown pro-activeness like no other PM. Another thing which sets him apart is his connectedness with the people... Young or old he has everyone in his loop. Not an unapproachable leader..... If you want to reach out to him its easy.
     
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    The bjp often takes credit for what the congress started - green revolution, liberalization of economy, IT revolution, etc. The bjp has no originality and simply apes the congress, be it foreign policy or economic issues or whatever else. So it really annoys me when bjp claims to be different.
     
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    The real reason is that the Congress has been in power for the longest time compared to the BJP.
    After independence in 1947, it became the nation's dominant political party; in the 15 general elections since independence, the Congress has won an outright majority on six occasions, and has led the ruling coalition a further four times, heading the central government for a total of 49 years.There have been seven Congress Prime Ministers, the first being Jawaharlal Nehru, serving from 1947–64 and the most recent being Manmohan Singh, serving from 2004-14. The party's social liberal platform is largely considered to be on the centre-left of the Indian political spectrum

    When you have been in the drivers seat forever you tend to hand down a lot of good bad and ugly...
     
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    PredictablyMalicious Punjabi Senior Member

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    So what? Why should Google be in the business of apologizing for offending political figures? Google just directs users to third party content. Besides, since when is calling Modi a criminal an act worthy of punishment?

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    Hehehe, a disclaimer clause notwithstanding Modi could well sue Google for defamation....
    Their algorithm is mischievous or supports mischief is anybody's guess....
     

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