gmaps_washingtonBack in April, Google Maps came under fire for an image of the Android mascot taking a leak on the Apple logo. This was obviously not the work of Google themselves, but rather a user who took advantage of Google’s tools to add that to the maps. Following that stunt, it seems that more “hacks” have taken place recently.

According to a report by The Washington Post, it seems that if you were to navigate your way over to Washington, D.C. on the maps and type “n—- house” into the search bar, it will show you the White House. That racial slur is also used to associate with searching for Nairobi, Kenya.

Thankfully Google has since worked quickly to remove the results. According to a Google spokeswoman, “Some inappropriate results are surfacing in Google Maps that should not be, and we apologize for any offense this may have caused. Our teams are working to fix this issue quickly.”

To address the issue of the mascot, Google was forced to suspend the Map Maker editing tool while they worked on how to better catch inappropriate entries. Google is expected to make an announcement regarding the software come 27th of May. In the meantime this is not the first time Google’s services have been misappropriated, where previously search results were manipulated to display political statements.

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