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Google apologises to PM Modi for showing his images in #Top10Criminals list

India TV News Desk 04 Jun 2015, 17:31:11 IST
India TV News Desk

New Delhi: Search engine giant Google has tendered an apology to Prime Minister Narendra Modi after his images emerged in its search results for ‘Top 10 Criminals'.

“It definitely troubles us. This is not reflective of our opinion. We apologise for this. We are working to prevent such expected results,” said Google.

"Sometimes, the way images are described on the internet can yield surprising results to specific queries. We apologise for any confusion or misunderstanding this has caused. We're continually working to improve our algorithms to prevent unexpected results like this," Google said.

#Top10Criminals was among the top trends on Tuesday morning and triggered a rage among Modi followers. The list also features many others including former U.S. President George Bush along with hardcore criminals and terrorists of the world.

A disclaimer by Google also appears when ‘top 10 criminals is typed in Google image search, “These results don't reflect Google's opinion or our beliefs; our algorithms automatically matched the query to web pages with these images.”

The photo of PM Modi appears thrice in the first 10 images during the search.

The picture search also shows photos of dreaded terrorist Osama Bin Laden, Dawood Ibrahim, Hafiz Saeed, American serial killer Ariel Castro among others.

While the anti-Modi forces such as Congress and Aam Aadmi Party cadres rejoiced at this development, saying Modi would have to pay such a price for his alleged role in 2002 Gujarat riots, many others have slammed Google for such goof-up.

(With inputs from agencies)