Last month a small patch of terrain in Google Maps just south of the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi has been found to contain a bizarre image of the Android robot urinating on the Apple logo.
The image seems to have been user generated through the Map Maker function, which allows users to contribute local knowledge to Google Maps. In this case, that meant the suspiciously shaped pattern of grass appeared in Maps without Google realizing the meaning behind it. “We’re sorry for this inappropriate user-created content,” Google said in a statement to The Washington Post. “We’re working to remove it quickly.”
After this embarrassing oversights Google has shut down its Map Maker service. The company said it had been moderating all user-generated edits to try to prevent such pranks, but found it impossible to keep up.
But it seems that even after Google removed the map marker service, someone still managed to play yet another prank on Google maps and this time they abused the Add Place feature. Someone has added ‘ N****s House ‘ in White House of United states. Whenever an user types ‘N****s House’ in the google maps search box it shows White House. At the time of writing it was still surprisingly live.
Google should take steps to fix it soon and come up with an effective solution to prevent such pranks in the future.