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Unflattering image of Scarborough removed from top photo on Google
This is the image that appears when searching Scarborough on Google. (Google)
An unflattering image showing a partially-collapsed home has been removed after Internet users complained about it being the top image when “Scarborough” was searched on Google
People took to social media to complain about the photograph, saying that it “doesn’t accurately depict” the neighbourhood.
"Was kinda hoping to see a picture of the bluffs or the zoo but ok," one user posted to Reddit posted about the photo.
The following day, Toronto Mayor John Tory posted to Twitter saying that he hopes Google “will shake up its algorithm.”
By Wednesday afternoon, the image had been removed from the search engine’s “images” section.Tory thanked Google for taking "quick action"
The top images on Google are selected by a computer algorithm.
The lead image for other neighbourhoods and cities in the Greater Toronto Area show picturesque skylines or tourist attractions.