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Indians Demand To Remove ‘2020 Sikh Referendum App’ Over Twitter

The app is currently listed on the Google Play Store with more than 1,000 downloads, which promotes an online secessionist campaign

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This '2020 Sikh Referendum' app is radicalizing youth for Khalistan against India. And, Pakistanis are operating this application," A Twitter user wrote. Pixabay

Netizens took to Twitter on Friday to urge Google to take down the controversial ‘2020 Sikh Referendum app’ immediately.

“#Google mobile app ‘2020 Sikh Referendum’ To Target #Sikhs At #Kartarpur #Pakistan To push #Khalistan2020 #Kartarpur2Khalistan2020 Shame @Google to allow such radicalization,” a user wrote.

“Now, anti-India propaganda ‘Khalistan’ is on Google Play Store. How can GooglePlay allow radicalization on its platform? This ‘2020 Sikh Referendum’ app is radicalizing youth for Khalistan against India. And, Pakistanis are operating this application,” another user wrote.

The app is currently listed on the Google Play Store with more than 1,000 downloads, which promotes an online secessionist campaign, launched by US-based group — Sikhs for Justice.

Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh directed his officers to take up the matter appropriately and asked the technology company to remove it and even urged the Centre to direct the company to take down the app immediately.

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Netizens took to Twitter on Friday to urge Google to take down the controversial ‘2020 Sikh Referendum app’ immediately. Pixabay

The App, freely available for download on Google Play, is clearly aimed at pushing the ISI agenda of dividing the Sikh community amid the 550th Prakash Purab celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev, said the Chief Minister.

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The timing of the launch of App indicates a patently sinister agenda by the ISI to leverage the opportunity created by the Kartarpur Corridor to divide the Indian Sikh community, said Amarinder Singh. (IANS)

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Google to Test More Variations for Desktop Search Results

Google announces on Twitter to test more desktop Search design after backlash

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After facing backlash from its users, Google announced on Twitter that it will test more variations to the desktop search results. Pixabay

After facing backlash from its users, Google announced on Twitter that it will test more variations and changes to the desktop search results.

Last week, Google introduced a new design for desktop Search that adds site afavicons’ to every result which did not go well with users.

A ‘favicon’, also known as a shortcut icon, website icon, tab icon, URL icon, or bookmark icon, is a file containing one or more small icons, associated with a particular website or web page.

In a tweet, Google said it has heard the feedback from users.

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Google introduced a new design for desktop Search that adds site afavicons’ to every result which did not go well with users. Pixabay

“Last week we updated the look of Search on desktop to mirror what’s been on mobile for months. We’ve heard your feedback about the update. We always want to make Search better, so we’re going to experiment with new placements for favicons,” the tech company tweeted late Friday.

“Our experimenting will begin today. Over the coming weeks, while we test, some might not see favicons while some might see them in different placements as we look to bring a modern look to desktop Search,” Google added.

Not just SEOs and SEMs but a wider set of searchers and Google users criticized the desktop Search changes.

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“Our early tests of the design for desktop were positive. But we appreciate the feedback, the trust people place in Google, and we’re dedicated to improving the experience,” said Google.

“Web publishers have also told us they like having their brand iconography on the search results page. We are experimenting with a change to the current desktop favicons, and will continue to iterate on the design over time,” it added. (IANS)