Google Search shows girls hostel for ‘bitches near me’, fixes later

Google faced social media outrage for displaying a list of women's PGs and girls' schools as results for the search term 'bitches near me.'

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In something that can only be called disgraceful and a shame on us as a society, a Twitter user recently brought to light a disturbing issue with Google maps.

The user pointed out that when one types ‘bitches near me’ on Google Maps, it automatically starts showing results of girls schools, colleges and hostels.

No need to do a double take because you read it absolutely right. Take a look at the tweet:

Shocked like all of us, she tagged Google and Google Maps on Twitter, seeking a reply for the disturbing results. Meanwhile, a lot of Twitter users tried out the same search term and were taken aback to see the same outcome. The distressed users took to Twitter to share their results from different locations across the country.

Google shows results and suggestions based on their searches. This is how their algorithm works and thus that means that a lot of people might have substituted the word girls with ‘bitches’ in their previous searches.

This is why Google substituted the word and the search results were so disturbing.

Although Google has rectified this error now, it still shows how much we are failing as a society.

This is not the first time something like this has happened. A few months back Shashi Tharoor had posted a tweet about a similar search issue with Google which was equally disturbing.

Take a look:

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