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Greggs falls victim to Google search image gaffe

Offers search engine donuts to fix it
Tue Aug 19 2014, 15:43
Greggs falls victim to Google search image gaffe

GREGGS THE BAKERS is the latest to fall victim to a dodgy Google algorithm, as a search for the British pastry shop chain on the search engine retrieves an altered version of the company logo.

At present, Google users who search for "Greggs" will find that the company profile is accompanied by a logo that reads, "Greggs. Providing shit to scum for over 70 years."

As you would perhaps expect, the Google mishap has since gone viral, with the image being shared across social networks.

It is yet not clear whether the image, sourced from uncyclopedia.wikia.com, has appeared due to a glitch in Google, with some suggesting that it could have been a deliberate hack. Was it perhaps he work of rival bakers? We wouldn't put it pastie them.

It is thought that Greggs is looking to get the offensive image changed, and has offered Google a selection of donuts if it fixes the issue. Google has yet to respond, likely because it is sulking that it was not offered a selection of Steak Bakes or sausage rolls instead.

This is not the first time that Google has displayed inaccurate information. Earlier this year, PC World found itself in a similar situation to the bakery chain, as a search for the electronics shop showed a logo captioned, "PC World. Like hell but with worse customer service."

Update
It seems Google has fixed the image, with @GoogleUK tweeting, "That's all done now @GreggstheBakers, #FixGreggs is now #FixedGreggs."

As we had expected, this came after it requested a free sausage roll from the bakers, to which we assume it happily obliged. µ

 

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