Soon after Donald Trump’s protest-plagued trip to the U.K., someone discovered that if you Google the word “idiot” and do a search of images, Trump’s picture shows up. As part of those protests, which included more than 250,000 people, online activists manipulated Google Image searches to show the President’s face along with the insulting word.
On Thursday, The Guardian was the first to notice the trend. And the more media outlets pick up on the story, the more the link between Trump’s face and the word “idiot” grows.
It’s the little things that keep protesters going.
— The Hill (@thehill) July 19, 2018
Protestors Rig Google Images So That When You Search 'Idiot,' Donald Trump's Face Appears https://t.co/RmOYXsyLUI
— People (@people) July 19, 2018
Protesters are gaming Google Images so when you search 'idiot,' President Trump appears https://t.co/CuOje1vhsD
— TIME (@TIME) July 19, 2018
People were getting a kick out of the joke.
— José Covaco (@HoeZaay) July 19, 2018
Well played pic.twitter.com/hdYzUKiuvJ
— Tem33 (@terage33) July 19, 2018
— Mariposa Libre (@SoylaMariposa) July 19, 2018
— laugh until you fart (@smilemorefolks) July 19, 2018
Some think the protesters are heroes.
I want to congratulate these activists. This is A game level trolling!!
— Lee Ann Lewman (@LALewman) July 19, 2018
Love it .
— John Gibbons (@John14Gibbons) July 19, 2018
Thank you, @reddit
— DorkTangent (@cavorticus) July 19, 2018
Yes, it’s true.
Haha I checked and you're right!
— Janis Noviello (@janis18013) July 19, 2018
I verified this… Not fake news… pic.twitter.com/KZEdAPUSn5
— tonyk (@autonomoustony) July 19, 2018
It works! pic.twitter.com/39wZZEN7Cs
— Jonī-sama (@JohnnyAraiza) July 19, 2018
The internet eagerly awaits Trump’s Twitter response.