Apparently Ashley Cole’s lawyer is demanding answers from the Oligarchs of search, Google Inc. over his
client’s representation in a Google search of his name (type in ‘Ashley Cole’ and google offers the suggestion Did you mean ‘Ashley Cole gay’):
Shear (Cole’s lawyer) has now asked Google to explain this anomaly with their search engine, telling Pink News: “I am keen to find out whether the decision to automatically include the term â€˜gayâ€™ to the keyword â€˜Ashley Coleâ€™ was an editorial decision or one made by a computer based on the volume of searches for â€˜Ashley Coleâ€™ linked to the word â€˜gayâ€™.
Arghh, ofcourse it’s automatic. Does this guy honestly think there is some dude sat in Googleplex looking at the typed searches and going ‘now lets see?….this person typed studip, did he mean stupid? Yeah that’ll be it’
Maybe if he used google to find out:
Please note that our spell check feature is completely automated, and we cannot make manual changes to individual suggestions.
Ofcourse if anything this is just likely to perpetuate the problem, especially as the newswires are picking up on the story.