Google search for 'completely wrong' returns Mitt Romney pictures
MITT Romney has fallen victim to a quirk on Google which means pictures of the US Presidential hopeful appear when the phrase 'completely wrong' is typed into the search engine.
A google spokesman said the pictures of Romney appeared as the unintentional result of normal Google analytics.
The "completely wrong" search results appear to show the Presidential candidate because of a statement he made last week about his highly publicised "47 per cent" remarks.
In September, American website Mother Jones released a video which showed Romney in a closed-door meeting with wealthy donors, saying that 47 per cent of Americans paid no income taxes, viewed themselves as victims and would vote for President Barack Obama in order to keep getting government handouts.
The remarks were widely criticised, resulting in an admission from Romney that his words were "just completely wrong".
The unusual search results for the phrase "completely wrong" have appeared since the release of the statement.
The incident prompted amusement on Twitter, with many of Romney's critics quick to point out the Google search results. American stand-up comedian Rob Delaney said on the social networking site yesterday: "Ha! Do a Google image search of the term "completely wrong"."
However, although the Romney results for the Google search appear to be unintentional there have been several instances where a famous name has been purposefully linked to an unrelated term.
In the mid 2000s, George Bush found himself a victim of a "Google bomb" – the term used to describe when someone attempts to make a web page rank for something to which it is not directly related. For many years, internet users who typed "miserable failure" into Google were directed to the former US President's official biography.
Internet users can easily aid "Google bombing" by linking to the page using specific words in the links.
Other famous names to have fallen victim to Google bombs include former French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Labour politician Hazel Blears. The first Google bomb was in 1999 when the search term "more evil than satan himself" linked to the Microsoft home page.
By Alice Philipson Telegraph.co.uk