A backlash erupted against Google as screenshots went viral last night when users noticed that Trump Tower, along with Trump International Hotel & Tower, had the word ‘Trump’ changed to ‘Dump’ in both locations.
First, people noticed the iconic Trump Tower on 56th Street in New York City showed ‘Dump Tower’ on Google maps as shown in the screenshots below.
Here’s a closer look at “Dump Tower” the map.
That wasn’t the only Trump property to be have the name changed to Dump, as the Trump International Hotel & Tower located at 1 Central Park West also had it’s title changed to Dump.
Once made aware of this change, Google fixed the issue and apologized for the offense, although they did not mention what (or who) caused it.
“Some inappropriate names were surfacing in Google Maps that should not be, and we apologize for any offense this may have caused. Our teams immediately took action and have fixed the issue,” the spokesperson said.
While Google regularly updates their maps, the time it takes to update and refresh location names varies, according to Google. Map data is aggregated from third-party providers, public sources and user contributions, which helps to create a comprehensive and updated map at all times.
However, occasional inaccuracies can arise, such as this instance, and Google must then make the correction and fix any incorrect names or information.
I’m sure Google is very sorry for this embarrassing change, but one has to wonder, how did this happen in the first place?
I imagine that an anti-Trump or Clinton supporting voter who works for Google and has access to the maps was still sore over Trump’s victory in the election, and just had to lash out in some immature manner to vent their displeasure. Considering tech companies like Google were vocal in their opposition of Trump during the election, with Wikileaks emails even revealing their CEO even coordinated to assist the Clinton campaign, it wouldn’t surprise me if almost their entire staff is still livid at him being elected president.
As the anti-Trump protesters were in the streets obstructing traffic and destroying property, the more professional enraged liberals are lashing out in their own way it seems.