Liberals was outraged this week after somebody typed “nigga house” into google maps and were then led to the White House.
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A screenshot of the google maps glitch was posted by a user named Bomani Buckhalter.
“The screenshot first appeared from a fellow Howard University alum in our alumni GroupMe. I tested it out myself, and it started to spread rapidly in the other Howard University/DMV area GroupMe,” Buckhalter told The Huffington Post.
“It is location based, so [for] some of the students that are not currently in D.C., the search result was different,” he added. “However, even if you’re not in D.C., ‘nigga house Washington D.C.’ shows the same result.
It’s unclear why exactly this glitch is happening.
“Some inappropriate results are surfacing in Google Maps that should not be, and we apologize for any offense this may have caused,” a spokesman for Google Maps commented. “Our teams are working to fix this issue quickly.”
They didn’t elaborate any further as to the cause of the glitch.
This is not the first time Google Maps has been the victims of a prank. Bryan Seely, who has created fake listings for the U.S. Secret Service and the FBI in Google Maps in the past, explained how easy it is for hackers:
You create a business in Google Maps at an address where you can receive mail and with a phone number you can receive calls to. You get Google to send you a verification postcard to the address. Once the business is verified, you delete it from your account. Then you use another Google account to claim this now orphaned business. You gain control over it by doing verification via phone. Once that’s happened, you’re free to move the business to anywhere you want, change the name and alter other details.
Liberals are of course reading into this and describing it as an indication of how “racist” our society is, but we see it as just the work of a silly internet troll.