Yesterday, Internet hackers found a way to make it so that a quick search of the words “N***a House” on Google Maps directs users to The White House.
Google quickly issued the following statement once word of the hack began to go viral and reassured the public that their team was working to rectify the situation as news of the racist prank continued to pick up speed:
“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.”
As of this morning, a search of “N***a House” on Google Maps still directs users to the White House, while a search of “N***a University” also directs users to notable HBCU Howard University.
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