- A Twitter user asked South Africans to search "squatter camps in South Africa" on Google
- The image results showed mostly poor white people
- Many Twitter users protested that this is a misrepresentation of the reality
South Africans on Twitter are up in arms against Google search results for "squatter camps in South Africa."
They are unhappy that the image results show mostly poor white people and not enough black people, Briefly.co.za learned.
A Twitter user, Xolisa Dyeshana, sparked the outcry when she asked fellow users to Google the phrase.
Soon, many tweeps shared screenshots of the image results, which indeed showed mostly poor white people.
They argued that this is a misrepresentation of the reality that the majority of people living in squatter camps in South Africa are black.
Others felt that this could be the result of only the stories of white people being told.
Some placed the blame on Google.
However, others explained that Google's algorithms automatically bring up results based on content available on the internet.
However, this didn't stop a popular tweep, Nomonde, from putting Google on notice in a viral video that referred to South Africa's apartheid history.
Watch a hilarious animated joke in the video below from our Briefly - South Africa YouTube channel.
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