Indian Prime Minister Modi’s image appears when you search top ten criminals in Google During Christmas 2016. Along with Modi it also shows Osama bin laden, Bill Gates, Alcapone, Arwind Kerjiwal, Dawood Ibrahim. It has disturbed many Indians. They are saying that Google thinks Modi is among the top ten criminals. It proves that many people in India don’t actually know how search engine works.
How Google works?
Google’s results work on the basis of algorithms. A single person doesn’t determine what images will show when you look up something in Google. The images shown in reference to content searched are based on what some websites have associated with the images. It is also determined by the credibility of website. If a well-known website has associated a text with the image it will show up in the Google images. Now when articles are writing about Modi with the title Top Ten Criminals along with Modi’s pictures, even more images with appear when you put the query in search engine.
Google has issued an apology for misunderstanding which Modi’s picture created. They clarified that if the search engine shows Modi’s picture, it does not mean that Google thinks of him as a criminal. The images on Google appear when some website makes any reference to particular image. They said that the images appeared because The Telegraph, which is UK’s famous daily newspaper, made some references to Modi. The images are also a result of various newspapers publishing Modi’s statements about criminals. Google also explained that they will are doing their best to improve their algorithms.
Modi’s Racism against Muslims:
To many the appearance of Modi among top ten criminals may seem as a shock. But ask the Muslims of Gujrat and they will tell you otherwise. He was Chief Minister of Gujrat in 2002 when there were riots against Muslim where 2000 of them were butchered and there businesses were destroyed. Apparently it was a reaction to the killings of Hindus in Godhra train. Nobody is sure about who attacked the train and how can anyone justify killing thousands of Muslims for a crime that a few people committed. Modi was unable to protect the minority and neither did he ever apologize for what happened during his government. He was also in the front line when the Babri Masjid was being demolished.