"Megan Fox Molests Black Baby." I check out Google Trends Hot Searches today, and out of thin air, it would seem that thousands and thousands of people are interested in this hot piece of breaking news.
Except for the fact that it's not true, not on your life. Since Google Trends repopulates its Hot Searches list automatically about every hour, it's prone to pranks by people trying to catapult something funny or offensive (sometimes a combination of both) to the top of the list. The irony is that, while the current Hot Searches list is deceptive in that loads of people had not been searching for "megan fox molests black baby," (last night it was "megan fox aborts black baby") now that the term is on the list you can bet loads of people will be searching for that, out of curiosity. Maybe some of them will find this very article.
The sad thing is every time this happens, you'll have some bloggers wondering out loud whether this might be true. Are they dumb or just irresponsible? I hope that Google is doing something to combat the obvious pranks, which unfortunately displace real information from the increasingly-short Hot Searches list.
Earlier this week, the Hot Searches was pranked when someone or some group managed to get a phrase containing the "N-word" at the top of the list.
So, Megan Fox, I'm sorry that the trolls of this world have made you one of their prime targets for these childish pranks. It looks like high school isn't over after all!