Tweeps left confused after Google's search for 'squatter camps in South Africa' shows white people

Tweeps left confused after Google's search for 'squatter camps in South Africa' shows white people

Social media users have expressed their confusion after they searched for 'squater camps in South Africa' and the results showed white people.

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IOL reported popular advertising creative, Xolisa Dyashana, took to his Twitter account to draw attention to the issue.

Dyashana asked tweeps to search on Google images 'squatter camps in South Africa' to see what result were given.

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To social media users' surprise, the results of the search showed more white people in informal settlements than black ones.

"I bet @afriforum is smiling at these pics and sending their Australian buddies to google to see how hard life is for white South Africans suffering land expropriation", one tweep wrote.

Soon the post made its way on to Facebook as well. South Africa Exposed shared screenshots Dyashana's post, as well as the search results on its Facebook page.

"Google South Africans would like answers...How falsely portrayed is this", the caption read.

But, Briefly.co.za learned tweeps explained Google did nothing wrong and the images on the top was a result of websites uploading content.

"Google didn't do anything wrong. Their algorithm did its job and picked up those images based on the content uploaded on the internet. So it's better to actually read those articles and find out what's going on - dispute the individual authors if need be.", one tweep pointed out.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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