A few weeks ago, Google Maps was hacked through the Map Maker function which resulted in an image of an Android peeing on the Apple logo near Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Google immediately apologized and removed the image. They supposedly suspended Map Maker as well.
Now they have suffered something similar. Don’t bother trying this because it has already been taken down, but yesterday if you searched for “N***** king” (yes that is the N word), you were directed to the White House. It even worked with the search term “n****a house.”
Here’s a GIF courtesy of the Washtington Post with the search term blurred out…..
A Google spokesperson immediately apologized, “Some inappropriate results are surfacing in Google Maps that should not be, and we apologize for any offense this may have caused.”
Google also stated that they are temporarily suspending Maps Maker, but I thought they had already done that? It’s possible they did and thought everything was rectified and turned it back on. Now they are saying that an update is planned for May 27, which will hopefully put an end to this insanity.
source: Washington Post