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Someone got it close
« on: May 20, 2015, 07:50:52 PM »
Google Maps fixing its N-word problem

NEW YORK – Google is fixing an issue with its Google Maps search function, which currently leads people to The White House if they search for variations of the n-word with the word house.

Multiple media outlets, including the Washington Post and the Huffington Post, reported the issue Tuesday afternoon after a Twitter user first posted a screen shot of the problem.

“Some inappropriate results are surfacing in Google Maps that should not be, and we apologize for any offense this may have caused,” a Google spokeswoman said in an email statement.

The reason for the problem is unclear, but one search expert thinks it’s likely due to how Google links certain phrases and terms to locations on the map.

“What we think is the cause, is that Google is seeing how people are talking about places on blogs, and Google’s making those associations,” Danny Sullivan, the notable founding editor of Search Engine Land, told CNNMoney. Sullivan says this isn’t a problem where someone overtly made this search query redirect to The White House.
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