Why Pakistan’s National Flag “The Best Toilet Paper In The World” ?? Internet Reacts !!

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Google search results for ‘best toilet paper in the world’ were reportedly showing images of Pakistani flag. However, Google has issued a statement saying the screenshots of search results were actually from an old 2017 meme, and denied that it was linking Pakistan’s flag to the said search results.

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The flag-toilet paper connection emerged soon after the 14 February attack in a few blogs commenting on the attack and became a trending topic on social media over the weekend. The number of people searching for the connection may have also influenced how Google returns results.

Now a Google search returns news stories about the link but anyone searching images for the “best toilet paper in the world” gets a page dominated by the green and white flag. Many of the images are from news stories about the connection. Others are screenshots of the critical social media posts that linked the flag to toilet paper.

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After the attack, some Twitter users in India were sharing tweets with photos, which showed that Google Search was ranking Pakistan’s flag as the ‘best toiler paper in the world.’ It is not clear if all the images and screenshots claiming to show these results are genuine. A Google statement has said that the company is investigating the matter.

The statement by Google’s spokesperson further adds, “While we continue to investigate the matter, we have not found any evidence that Google Images was ranking the Pakistani flag in response to this particular search.”

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It further adds, “Many news outlets wrote about an old screenshot from a meme website that is inconsistent with our UI and dates back to 2017, and we have not seen any independent verification that these results ever appeared as depicted. Since these news stories published, images from those articles are now ranking for this query, as the pages contain words relevant to the search.”

Here’s some of the posts of people who enjoyed the google results :

Earlier, searching words like “Feku”, “Pappu” and “Idiot” led users to images of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi and US President Donald Trump, respectively.

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