After the Google CEO Sundar Pichai hearing, the word ‘Idiot’ has been trending on Google. In the front of the House Judiciary Committee the Google CEO had to tell that why the pictures of President Donald Trump appears when the word ‘idiot’ is typed. After this millions of people search the word idiot to find for themselves what appears when they search it.
According to Google Trends, the word “Idiot” was searched over two million times on Tuesday. Following this the other highly popular searches were “Nancy Pilosi,” “Kathie Lee Gifford,” “Meghan Markle” and “KrispyKreme”. Each of them was searched almost 200,000 times.
Pichai, to a group of people, explained the coding methods used behind Google.
Pichai said after Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) mockingly inquired about the “little man behind the curtain” that “Any time you type in a keyword, as Google we have gone out and crawled and stored copies of billions of pages in our index. And we take the keyword and match it against their pages and rank them based on over 200 signals things like relevance, freshness, popularity, how other people are using it.”
Adding, “And based on that, at any given time, we try to rank and find the best search results for that query. And then we evaluate them with external raters, and they evaluate it to objective guidelines. And that’s how we make sure the process is working.”
So most of the images showed on Google for ‘idiot’ were linked with articles in which it was explained why Trump’s picture displays on this word.
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