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Google’s autocomplete is at it again: Search results add character to US presidential possibilities

To get the above search results, go to Google’s main page, type in “Mitt Romney,” and take a gander at the hilarious generated autocompletes for the U.S. presidential possibility.

The top suggestions for the former Massachusetts governor are: “Mitt Romney is Mexican,” “Mitt Romney is a tool,” “Mitt Romney is an idiot,” and “Mitt Romney is a serial killer.”

ABC News was the first to notice the search displayed a host of comical suggestions that also included: “Mitt Romney is a robot,” “Mitt Romney is evil,” and “Mitt Romney is satan.”

A quick inspection for Barack Obama and Newt Gingrich revealed similar rib-tickling phrases:

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Another presidential possibility, Rick Santorum, became the butt of Google jokes last September when his name led to sex-related definitions on the search engine (aggregated from the website Spreading Santorum). The former senator called the results “filth,” and he demanded Google filter the unflattering search results.

“I suspect if something was up there like that about Joe Biden, they’d get rid of it,” said Santorum to Politico. “If you’re a responsible business, you don’t let things like that happen in your business that have an impact on the country.”

Google’s autocomplete service launched in 2010, and it uses an algorithm to predict and display search queries based on other users’ search activities. In other words, the phrases that are appearing in Google’s search bar are real searches conducted by previous Googlers.

It is worth noting that Google’s ongoing list of autocomplete hiccups often appear on the Autocomplete Fail Blog. The website is a notorious time-waster, but it is definitely worth a peak for those who love a quick laugh.

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