Trayvon Martin Would Be 19 Today: Google Search Brings Up George Zimmerman Picture

Source: Donovan X. Ramsey / theGrio

On the day that would have been Trayvon Martin’s 19th birthday, Internet users found an unexpected result from search engine Google’s algorithms.

Those searching the terms “Trayvon Martin’s birthday” were presented with the landing page for his killer, George Zimmerman.

“When I google “Trayvon Martin birthday” (today, btw) I do not want biographical information about his murderer,” tweeted Jere Keys. “Look what pops up when I google Trayvon Martin’s birthday,” wrote another Twitter user. “So much for ‘gone but not forgotten.’”

Representatives for Google were unavailable for comment but an explanation for the puzzling result could be in the search engine’s complex process for generating search results.

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