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How Nigerians and Bloggers Ruined Agbani Darego On Google’s Search Algorithm

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Nigerians on social media have ruined the name of the first black queen to win Miss World, Chief Agbani Darego over misinformation in Google search engine.

Nigerians on Friday, October 2, 2020, accused an American multinational technology company and the best search engine in the world, Google for listing former beauty queen, Agbani Darego, as the ugliest Miss World’.

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Is Agbani Darego the ugliest Miss World?

NO! she was crowned Miss World in 2001. She was the first African to win Miss World. Agbani Darego remains one of the most beautiful women in the world. No article on the internet list Agbani as the ugliest Miss World it was misinformation.

What is Google’s Search?

Google search engines work by crawling hundreds of billions of pages using their own web crawlers. These web crawlers are commonly referred to as search engine bots or spiders. A search engine navigates the web by downloading web pages and following links on these pages to discover new pages that have been made available.

Did Google list Agbani as the ugliest Miss World?

On October 2, A quick search of, ‘Who is the ugliest Miss World’ on Google, will have the Wikipedia of Agbani Darego displayed, “Chief Agbani Darego, MFR (born Agbani Darego, 22 December 1982) is a Nigerian model and beauty queen who was crowned Miss World in 2001. She was the first indigenous African to win Miss World”

Why did Google rank Agbani Darego as the ugliest Miss World?

“It’s mistake tied to the criteria used by Google for choosing the extracted data as answers, or part of the answers, to certain questions. It can and will be fixed eventually, and even though it’s a small piece of misinformation related to the entity in question, the inaccuracy highlights another flaw of Google,” searchenginejournal wrote.

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There are over 100 Search Engines in the world but none of the search engines is perfect. Google as the holy grail has been impressive with the results they serve up. Google doesn’t need a specific name or entity title to get the answer you’re looking for, and there are certainly times when the answers, or at least parts of the answers, are incorrect, though.

The example below Google referenced Ice Cube’s net worth, but then suggested some other similar searches, which include a photo of rapper Vanilla Ice as the representation for (a different) rapper, Ice-T.

Another example involves actor James Earl Jones and an honorary Oscar he received.
A simple search mentioning the two main entities in the query (Earl Jones and the Oscars) brings back plenty of quality results.

But it also says James Earl Jones is dead after a one-year battle with ovarian cancer (an excerpt from his Wikipedia page that is actually citing the death of Jones’ wife, Cecilia Hart).

 

How did bloggers and Nigerians ruined Agbani Darego name on Google’s search?

As we stated above; “Google search engines work by crawling hundreds of billions of pages using their own web crawlers” as of Saturday, October 3, 2020, a search of, ‘Who is the ugliest Miss World’ on Google, will result in a short, simple answer that becomes a featured snippet from DailyPost.

The featured snippet answer – “Agbani Darego, the first African to win the Miss World beauty pageant.”

At the time of this report, ‘Who is the ugliest Miss World’ has been ranked as the most search keyword in Google in the past 24 hours with hundreds of pages.

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Dear Nigerians, resist the urge to shalaye over the things you don’t understand.

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