If you search on for [Michelle Obama] in Google Image Search you will see a racist and offensive image of the US first lady.
Seroundtable first reported this image back in ten days ago and then gave Google a hard time for removing the Obama result.
Well, the result is now back, hosted on a new site. But this time, Google bought a search ad explaining why the result is there and why Google cannot remove it.
If you click on the ad, you are taken to google.com/resultsinfo.html
Google has explained it as follows:
Sometimes Google search results from the Internet can include disturbing content, even from innocuous queries. We assure you that the views expressed by such sites are not in any way endorsed by Google.
Search engines are a reflection of the content and information that is available on the Internet. A site’s ranking in Google’s search results relies heavily on computer algorithms using thousands of factors to calculate a page’s relevance to a given query.
Personally, I disapprove and would be happy if Google were to remove such an offensive image.
The discussion on Google Forum also echo’s my sentiments.
What do you feel about this?