Google Receives Court Notice For Listing Prime Minister Narendra Modi as ‘Criminal.’
Google has been accused of listing Prime Minister Narendra Modi one among “Top 10 criminals in the world”. A local court in Allahabad issued notices to search engines giant Google, its CEO Sundar Pichai and Indian head Rajan Anandan.
The court also ordered to file a criminal complaint against Google and its top officials. According to the complaint filed by Gupta, PM Modi’s image popped out while searching for ‘top 10 criminals in the world’ in Google.
He further stated that he asked Google to remove Modi’s name, but it remained same till date without any response from them. He also mentioned that he approached cops regarding the issue. Initially, he filed an application in the chief judicial magistrate.
However, it was dismissed on November 3, 2015, determining that as a civil case. In a statement issued then, Google said: “These results trouble us and are not reflective of the opinions of Google. Sometimes, the way images are described on the internet can yield surprising results to specific queries.
We apologize for any confusion or misunderstanding this has caused. We’re continually working to improve our algorithms to prevent unexpected results like this.” This found to be a huge disrespect for the Indian Republic. The court adjourned for the judgment and the next hearing to be held on August 31, 2016