Google has faced criticism and backlash for the unflattering photo that generated when users did a search for the east Toronto neighbourhood. The company issued a public apology and took down that photo.
“I was horrified,” said Mayor John Tory Tuesday, as he proactively took action into his own hands by using his Twitter platform and calling attention to the insult.
Scarborough, one of the most diverse cities in Ontario, was deeply misrepresented by a quick online Google search. When individuals would Google the word Scarborough, a half-demolished house would be the first image to show for the city.
On Tuesday, during city council meeting, councillors brought up the negative portrayal of Scarborough in the media.
“I was ticked off when I …