New Delhi (Sputnik): A web developer told Sputnik that the error could have been due to an unintentional mismatch of algorithms.
"Google ought to take responsibility for such errors but at most this is just an algorithm error and not intentional. What happened was that the search results were picking up on its own the details of the first Prime Minister of India while the photograph it was patching with was of the most searched Indian Prime Minister currently," Binu George, web developer and consultant on IT issues, told Sputnik.
The Indian news agency ANI reported the "story" early in the morning with a tweet, while many other users lined up to show the results.
"Type 'India first PM' and Google is throwing up accurate results, with Jawaharlal Nehru's name appearing on the Wikipedia link. The only problem with this is the photo — it is of current Prime Minister Narendra Modi," the new agency ANI said in its story.
"Yes, Prime Minister Modi's picture is somehow appearing alongside Nehru's name on the Wikipedia link — 'List of Prime Ministers of India'," it added.
The opposition lapped up the opportunity to take a jibe at Prime Minister Modi.
Type 'India first pm' in google and result is Mr.Narendra Modi's photo instead of Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru. @Google Pls correct it.. How come you also fell in the trap of Mr.Modi? pic.twitter.com/H8zlP9zzW0— Ashok Tanwar (@AshokTanwar_INC) April 25, 2018
Some tweeted at Google to alert the search engine of the mistake. By afternoon Google corrected the error.
Very strange type in google search "india first pm" the result will be this. Google showing pic of Narendra modi instead of Jawahar lal Nehru @GoogleIndia very unfortunate that such blunder is done by google pic.twitter.com/grrKhe0UKU— #SK (@kauserseema) April 25, 2018
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