A fake Google Fortunetelling web page went viral after promising users to predict their future, only to draw their attention to a serious issue.
At first glance, the beta version of Google claims to predict the future, allowing users to submit a question and have Google tell them their fortune on that matter.
As a user start typing a question, this Google Fortunetelling page starts to auto-fill the question bar with a preset list of questions such as “Where can I find a safe place?” “Will I ever be reunited with my family?” “Will humans ever stop fighting war?” “Is there a place where they will accept me?” and “Is there a place where I can give my children a safe future?
The site will take user to a landing page and reveals the purpose of this website. “OF COURSE WE CAN’T PREDICT YOUR FUTURE!
But 60 million refugees ask themselves every day if they have a future at all. So we used a fake Google-site to get your attention because apparently you were interested in your own future. Please take a moment to think of their future,” the site reads.
“With this project we want to create awareness. We need structural solutions on political level for this growing European problem. Please feel free to donate your time, money or love and spread the word,”the site says.
The fake site, developed by a Netherlands-based company, suggests that users check local initiatives regarding the refugee crisis, or donate to a charity.