Is US president Donald Trump an idiot? Well,
Google Images sure thinks so.
When users type the word "idiot" in their search term on the engine, hundreds of pictures of Trump flood the screen.
At the time of writing, the word idiot still presents a
slew of images of Trump, some even doctored, as
well as those of his sons Eric and Donald Jr.
According to The Guardian, the attack is a result
of a campaign started by online activists who are
unhappy with the president's somewhat
They are reportedly manipulating Google's algorithm by attaching the word to Trump's images.
The article states that the trend started with Reddit
users "upvoting" a post that contained a photo of
Trump linked to that word. The article also claims
that Google has always refused to "play God"
when it comes to its search engine's algorithm.
Although the algorithm is always being reworked,
the article reads states it is only makes the search
engine more useful and not more culturally
sensitive. The Guardian also lists other
controversial results of Google searches in the
According to the article, in 2004, search for "Jew"
returned hooked-nosed caricatures, and in 2009
searches for "Michelle Obama" showed modified
pictures that gave the first lady ape-like features.
It also claims that searching for "rapist" before the
US election will return at least five images of
president Bill Clinton.