Google shows Kannada as ‘ugliest’ language, removes it after outrage

Karnataka Authorities on Thursday mentioned that it will take authorized motion towards Google after a search outcome on its platform confirmed Kannada as the “ugliest language” in India.

“It is a very condemnable factor. If Google or anybody else behaves in contempt of Kannada language or insults Kannada, acceptable motion might be taken towards them,” mentioned Karnataka’s Minister for Forest, Kannada and Tradition Arvind Limbawali.

He mentioned that the Secretary of the Division of Kannada and Tradition had been briefed on the matter after session with the Regulation Division, and has been instructed to present discover to Google instantly.

With individuals expressing their indignation and leaders reducing throughout celebration traces slamming Google, it rapidly eliminated Kannada “as the ugliest language in India” and apologised to the individuals saying the search outcome didn’t replicate its opinion. In response to the controversy, a Google spokesperson mentioned the search is not at all times good.

“Typically, the best way content material is described on the web can yield stunning outcomes to particular queries. We all know this isn’t splendid, however we take swift corrective motion once we are made conscious of a difficulty and are frequently working to enhance our algorithms. Naturally, these aren’t reflective of the opinions of Google, and we apologise for the misunderstanding and hurting any sentiments,” the Google spokesperson added.

Former Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy denounced Google in a collection of tweets for the outrageous reply to the language query. He sought to know why Google “behaves in an irresponsible method” when it comes to language. Others together with the BJP’s Bengaluru Central MP, P C Mohan slammed Google and requested it to apologise. Sharing the screenshot of the search on his Twitter deal with, Mohan mentioned Karnataka is house to the good Vijayanagara empire and the Kannada language has a wealthy heritage, a wonderful legacy and a novel tradition. “One of many worlds oldest languages, Kannada had nice students who wrote epics a lot earlier than Geoffrey Chaucer was born within the 14th century. Apologise @GoogleIndia.”

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