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Google is fixing Maps to deal with locations pegged to offensive search queries

21/05/2015

Earlier this week, there was some controversy over some less-than-ideal results on Google Maps. Basically, entering a certain n-word (...)
Earlier this week, there was some controversy over some less-than-ideal results on Google Maps. Basically, entering a certain n-word into Google Maps with could lead you the White House. Ouch. Google today apologized for the incident on its blog for Maps, and then noted it was making changes to prevent it from happening again. Apparently, the association with the search queries and locations were caused after people had used the term in online discussions. Google linked these discussions to the White House. The company says its team has been working to fix the problem, updating its ranking algorithm to prevent… This story continues at The Next Web Earlier this week, there was some controversy over some less-than-ideal results on Google Maps. Basically, entering a certain n-word into Google Maps with could lead you the White House. Ouch. Google today apologized for the incident on its blog for Maps, and then noted it was making changes to prevent it from happening again. Apparently, the association with the search queries and locations were caused after people had used the term in online discussions. Google linked these discussions to the White House. The company says its team has been working to fix the problem, updating its ranking algorithm to prevent… This story continues at The Next Web
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