Ten things Google tells you about Germany
The Local · 29 Jan 2014, 12:44
Published: 29 Jan 2014 12:44 GMT+01:00
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Google Autocomplete predicts what we are asking it based on popular searches, so what have internet users been asking the search engine about Germany and how accurate are the stereotypes shown by Google users through their searches?
People want Google to tell them why Germany is awesome, rich and powerful.
But when The Local asked Google about Germans, the country fared less well - most people want to know why Germans are so rude.
The Local has also redrawn the map of Europe asking Google about each country.
And what about the rest of Europe? What about our French friends? What are Google's stereotypes about them? Are they all smelly and thin? Click on the image below.
And what about the Spanish? Does Google say they are lazy? Click below.
Is Sweden full of tall, blonde vikings? Click on image below.
And what of their Scandinavian neighbours, Norway?
The Italians. Does Google think they all wear sunglasses at night? Click below.
Is Switzerland really as wealthy as everyone thinks?
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