Thiruvananthapuram: Google search for ‘bad chief minister of India’ shows Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, the Wikipedia page of Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan pops up upon searching his name. A quick bio of the leader followed by a tirade over the ensuing Sabarimala violence will follow in the search results.
The phrase was searched as many as 20,000 times in a day on Monday, revealed Google Trends. While the manner in which the search engine algorithm functions is complex, one of the reasons why his name is being thronged up on searching ‘Bad Chief Minister of India’ is due to the negative publicity he has received over the Sabarimala temple row.
Google searched are based on algorithms that match the query to web pages with similar results.
This is not the first time Google searches have thrown up such interesting results. A couple of years ago, Narendra Modi’s images popped up in the search results for “Top 10 criminals”.
Similarly, the search results for the word ‘idiot’, at one point, showed images of US President Donald Trump. Google, however, denied that one person or a group of people are not able to manipulate the search results.
Scores of netizens have vented their anger against Vijayan, blaming him for the chaos prevalent in the temple town. The decision by his government to implement a recent Supreme Court ruling allowing the entry of women in menstruating age inside the Lord Ayyappa shrine is the “source of a conflict”.
Pinarayi Vijayan had implemented the Supreme Court order lifting the ban immediately after it was passed and has been at the receiving end of the wrath of Hindu supporters who believe in the custom of not allowing women in the age group 10-50 to enter the celibate god’s hill shrine.