Angry 'Game of Thrones' fans 'Google-bombed' the show's creators so that their photo now shows up when you search for 'bad writers' - Business Insider
Angry 'Game of Thrones' fans 'Google-bombed' the show's creators so that their photo now shows up when you search for 'bad writers' Business InsiderSome "Game of Thrones" fans are so disappointed in the show's final season that they're "Google bombing" the show's co-creators.
The wildlings are at it again!
A "Game of Thrones" Reddit channel named is using Google to catapult the show's cocreators into the top results if you search for "bad writers."
It's an effect known as "Google bombing," whereby a Reddit post is given a thumbs-up by enough members that it shows up near the top of Google search results.
In a thread titled "Bad Writers. Upvote this post so its the first result when you google 'Bad writers,'" an image of "Game of Thrones" cocreators and showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff is the main post.
The idea is simple. By titling the Reddit thread as such, and associating a picture of the two showrunners with it, Google will index the page and show it for anyone searching the associated phrase.
Here is the photo in question, from 2017:
The Reddit community that pulled off this Google bomb is a splinter group of the spoiler-averse main "Game of Thrones" groups. The group is named /r/Freefolk for this very reason — it's the name of people in the world of "Game of Thrones" who live north of the ice wall, referred to as "wildlings" by people south of the wall. The group self-identifies as a spoiler-friendly place.
"We believe people are mature enough to decide for themselves what content to view," the group's description reads. "**NOT A SPOILER-SAFE ZONE, NEVER WILL BE.**" As such, exercise caution if you're clicking through.
But if you're all caught up, check out this detailed breakdown of the show's latest episode: