Google took a hit at Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi once again as the tech giant listed him among the ‘world’s most stupid prime ministers.’
On searching for ‘world’s most stupid prime ministers’, Modi’s images appear multiple times and more times than any other premier’s.
Modi is joined by British Prime Minister David Cameron, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and even former leaders such as the first prime minister of Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew.
Last month, Google had apologised for ‘any confusion or misunderstanding’ after Indian Modi’s image began appearing in image search results for the query ‘Top 10 criminals.’ The list also included 1993 Mumbai bombings mastermind Dawood Ibrahim, American gangster Al Capone, Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.
Despite the apology, the image of the Indian prime minister was still showing up on Google Images when searched for ‘Top 10 criminals’. It was not very long before the images went viral on social media and the hashtag #top10criminal became one of the top trends on Twitter worldwide. The company further justified itself by stating that results were due to a British newspaper which had an image of Modi and erroneous metadata.