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Winston Churchill removed from Google Search

This article was correct as of the 14th June 2020 at 10:00 am GMT

It has been discovered than when you search into Google "British Prime Ministers" it brings up the roster you would expect, Anthony Eden, Harold Wilson, James Callaghan, Margaret Thatcher

This seems normal. Well, it is until you scroll over and see that Winston Churchill which looks like this with no icon unlike all of the other prime ministers. Some of whom were elected before Churchill so the excuse cannot be used that they do not have an image. There is also no mention of his premiership from 1940 - 1945 the term in office which we all know coincides with the second world war and his greatest achievement of defeating fascism in Europe.

It is said that for his time it was more than commonplace to think and act the way he did. Is it acceptable by today's standards? No. It may also be fair to say that if Churchill was born in today's era he would not have to hold the views he did. All of that aside to gaslight history because it is offensive to a small minority is not acceptable. History is what it is and it can never be changed, but when you start to alter history to fit your world view then you are no better than the fascists.

Now we will be fair and report that Google has responded to this saying that it is nothing more than a technical glitch.

However, it is nothing short of convenient given the current political climate and how companies in Silicon Valley are viewed as being in the pockets of the political organisations sowing the discourse we are currently seeing spread across the globe.

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