Baha'i Religion Upset With Google Knowledge Graph

May 22, 2012 • 8:24 am | comments (11) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine
 

no lookingThose six million people who are part of the Baha'i Faith are a bit upset with Google over their new Knowledge Graph.

One Baha'i or Bahá'u'lláh follower posted in the Google Web Search Help forums explaining the issue.

In short, when you Google certain phrases, such as [declaration of the bab], which is a holiday they celebrate, up comes pictures of Báb and Bahá'u'lláh. Those who observe the faith rarely ever look at pictures of Báb and Bahá'u'lláh. They consider them a Manifestation of God and thus do not look at depictions of them either in pictures, drawings or other forms.

According to Wikipedia, they only may look at a picture on a pilgrimage to Haifa, Israel where the shrine of Bab is.

When you Google that term, Google shows a picture of both of them:

Baha'i Religion Upset With Google Knowledge Graph

The Google Baha'i follower said, "I know other non-Baha'i Google users may find the pictures helpful, but to Baha'i Google users, they are quite inappropriate."

They can click "report a problem" but I am not sure if Google would remove the picture?

Forum discussion at Google Web Search Help.

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