Americans were stumped by covfefe, DACA, and bitcoin, according to Google's top 'What is' searches this year
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We've all started a Google search by typing the words "what is" into the empty box.
But what do people type after those two words?
As part of its end-of-the-year recap, Google compiled the most popular queries of 2017 that used the "what is" phrase.
The results reflect a tumultuous year in politics, natural disasters, and protests. Americans took to the search engine to learn about topics like DACA, the Paris Climate Agreement, antifa, and net neutrality.
Here's the complete list of the top ten Google searches in the US beginning with the phrase "what is:"
- Byju's shareholders vote to remove CEO, family; company calls vote invalid
- Engaging with competent authorities, use only genuine cheese, says McDonald's
- Apple's India revenue up 42% to $8.7 bn in 2023: Morgan Stanley
- Reserve Bank asks NPCI to help continue operations of Paytm app
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