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Tech & Science Has Google removed a photo of Churchill in the UK?

14:57  14 june  2020
14:57  14 june  2020 Source:   lexpress.fr

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Black Lives Matter protesters have spray-painted “racist” on Churchill ’s statue in London, accusing the prime minister of white supremacy. A campaign is gaining traction in the UK to remove other statues linked to racism and slavery

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The disappearance of a photo of former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill from a Google search has raised questions in the United Kingdom.

Interrogation après une photo manquante de Winston Churchill parmi les premiers ministres britanniques, sur le moteur de recherche Google. © Twitter screenshot @EssexPR Interrogation after a missing photo of Winston Churchill among the British prime ministers, on the Google search engine.

The sense of timing. When the figure of former conservative leader Winston Churchill is called into question, in the wave of anti-racist demonstrations , one of his photos suddenly disappears from a google search in the United Kingdom.

When Internet users type "British Prime Ministers" on Google, the photos of the heads of British government appear in a timeline called "Knowledge graph". All the portraits were visible on Saturday morning, except that of Winston Churchill, which prompted many Twitter users to accuse Google of censorship.

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The government has signalled that it will not remove any statues or monuments from its property, as tensions mount over the UK ’s memorials to Dowden said in the letter that many of the monuments were listed and could not be removed without planning permission via a quasi-judicial process.

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"Mind-boggling if it's deliberate policy, @Google. Western Europe would almost certainly be enslaved without the man whose photo is now missing," tweeted Simon Clarke, Secretary of State for Regional Growth and Government. local, defending the hero of the Second World War.

An automatic update

"We are aware that an image of Sir Winston Churchill is missing in his Knowledge Graph entry on Google", tweeted Google's search liaison , the communication body of the search engine responsible for explaining its workings. Google apologized for the "concerns" caused by the incident, which the group said was due to an "automatic refresh", promising that it "will be resolved" quickly.

Many other images of the Conservative leader were available Saturday morning for image search or web search.

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Last weekend, the statue of former Prime Minister Winston Churchill, near the Parliament, in London, was degraded on the sidelines of demonstrations against racism , triggered by the death of the black American George Floyd, asphyxiated by a white police officer. The inscription "was a racist" was tagged under the name of the conservative leader, accused of having made racist remarks, in particular against the Indians.

The statue was protected from possible damage by a metal box before new anti-racist demonstrations on Saturday, and pushed thousands of demonstrators, including far-right activists to go near the parliament to "stand guard" around of his statue. Clashes took place between far-right protesters and the police, who made around 100 arrests.

The statue of Churchill in London comes out of its box for the visit of Macron .
© Tolga AKMEN Statue of Winston Churchill on June 12, 2020 on Parliament square, in London, put under protection after being vandalized The metal case protecting the statue Winston Churchill in London, degraded on the sidelines of recent demonstrations, will be withdrawn Wednesday during the visit Thursday of French President Emmanuel Macron, said the mayor.

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