- Google says it found no evidence that Google Images was ranking the Pakistani flag in response to toilet paper.
- The word Bhikari returned images of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan.
- Google says this is due to the false news stories published as the pages contain words relevant to the search.
Google has said that it is investigating a matter related to Google Images in which a quick search for “best toilet paper in the world” results in images of the Pakistan national flag, and a search for the word “Bhikari” (beggar) shows images of the country’s Prime Minister, Imran Khan. The matter blew up after people started sharing screenshots of the search results on social media following the February 14 attack in Kashmir’s Pulwama district that left at least 40 soldiers dead and several other injured.