Google faced public outrage in the country after the tech giant displayed Kannada as the answer to the question about the “ugliest languages.”
The most popular search engine was slammed by speakers of a historically significant language that is predominantly spoken in the southwest part of the country.
According to the reports, the search engine giant displayed ‘Kannada’ when it was asked to answer “What is the ugliest language in India?”
Kannada is spoken by about 40 million people in the south of the country, the screenshot of the search result says. On Thursday, the Karnataka government also condemned Google and warned of action against the platform.
“This is a very condemnable thing. If Google or anyone else behaves in contempt of Kannada language or insults Kannada, appropriate action will be taken against them,” said Arvind Limbawali, minister for forest, Kannada, and culture in Karnataka.