Editions:  Austria · Denmark · France · Germany · Italy · Norway · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland
Advertisement

Ten things Google tells you about Germany

Share this article

Ten things Google tells you about Germany
Photo: DPA/The Local
12:44 CET+01:00
Google increasingly controls our lives by predicting our search results based on what people have typed in, but how accurate are its stereotypes about Germany?

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.

CLICK HERE for the full list

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?

Alex Evans/Tom Bristow

Get notified about breaking news on The Local

Share this article

Become a Member or sign-in to leave a comment.
Advertisement

From our sponsors

Zagreb: Spend this summer in Croatia's vibrant capital city

Lush green parks throughout the city centre, imposing heritage buildings, real Central European cafe society and Mediterranean style hospitality. Welcome to Zagreb, Croatia's stunning capital!

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Popular articles

Advertisement
Advertisement