A problem with Google Maps is creating a social media firestorm.
It seems typing a racial slur in the search bar takes you right to the White House
AS REPORTED BY FOX 2 NOW:
Typing a racial slur in the search bar takes you right to the White House at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. HuffPost Politics was one of several outlets to note the glitch, which involves the phrase “n**** house.”
A Twitter user named Bomani Buckhalter posted an image of the map. He told theHuffington Post:
The results can vary depending on someone’s location. In one case, a user discovered the same search phrase led to a Waffle House. Another pointed to Howard University, a historically black college, the website reported.
A Google spokesman said the company was aware of the problem and trying to figure out what’s behind it:
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