Type ‘best toilet paper in the world’ in Google’s image search shows pictures of Pakistan’s national flags as the first few results.
Some users on social media have claimed that photos of Pakistan’s flag are coming to Google for searching ‘Best toilet paper in the world’ on Google. #Besttoiletpaperintheworld is also trending on Twitter. People are sharing screenshots of search results.
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The ghastly attack has drawn criticism from various quarters, with many people holding several protests and candlelight marches across the country. Several countries from across the world including US, Russia, China have come out in support of India and called for isolating Pakistan.
Earlier today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi sent a stern message to Pakistan, saying that if someone teases new India, it will not let it go unpunished. He further asserted that security forces have been given a free hand to punish the perpetrators of the attack.
The is not the first time when Google is showing irrelevant images. The search engine often leaves us baffled by throwing up some unusual and weird search results. Last year, on searching the word ‘idiot’, the search engine used to display pictures of US President Donald Trump in its image section.
Some experts believe that after the martyrdom of 44 soldiers in the attack on CRPF convoy in Pulwama, Jammu, and Kashmir, there is anger throughout the country. In such a situation, the demand for action on Pakistan is also increasing. Maybe someone has tried to tamper with Google search results via Google Booming.
What is Google Booming?
Ethical hacker Kanishka Sajnani told about Google bombing. He said, “Every day millions of pages are indexed on Google and whenever you search for a keyword on Google, Google displays the results related to that keyword-by-page rank algorithm. Or people do such conspiracies that, when searching any one-word, a particular photo or website appears at the top, it is called Google bombing or Google washing. “
After the attack in Pulwama, an organization or many people in anger will have used the photograph of the flag of Pakistan with the word ‘best toilet paper in the world’. With the same word-of-word being used by Pakistan’s flag repeatedly, Google’s algorithms are being shown as such. This would have been an attempt to influence the Google search result.