Google Movie Search Bug Shows Cryptic 9/11 Attacks Reference

This morning I spotted a case where Google Movie Search began showing this cryptic message about the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center and United States. A search for [movie: nine nyc] returned the words “Showtimes for September 11 attacks” in the blue bar under the search box. Here is a picture:

September 11 Attacks Message in Google

Google informed me this is some type of bug that they are working on fixing. I am not sure if this is some type of weird joke by someone, like we saw with the Google Trends Twin Towers hoax a couple years back or if this is something else. The reason I am not sure is because a search for [movie: nine ny] returns a reference to the US Airways Flight 1549, which had an emergency landing in New York’s Hudson River this year.

Google sent me the following statement:

We are aware of the issue and we are working hard to identify the cause and resolve it.

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  • ronabop

    Fixed…. almost.

    “movie: nine eleven nyc” still has showtimes for the attacks

  • bob222

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