Only last month, folks over at Team Android discovered a bizarre image of an Android bot peeing over the Apple logo on the program’s Pakistan map. However, this time around, pranksters have taken their jokes from technology wars to racism.
If users search the app for the racist phrase “N----- House,” the map takes them straight to the White House.
If you Google Map "nigga house," this is what you'll find. America. pic.twitter.com/YWRO1OiYgc— deray mckesson (@deray) May 19, 2015
In addition to that, the map also adds some details, reading “Iconic home of America's President” – just in case one confuses it with some other White House.
The Current World We Live In pic.twitter.com/nszfSmA5Hc— Bomani X (@AceBoonCoon) May 19, 2015
The map, however, doesn’t show the Obama residence for other variations of the racial term, indicating that whoever is behind this non-hilarious prank meant to target the specific term.
"Some inappropriate results are surfacing in Google Maps that should not be, and we apologize for any offense this may have caused," a Google spokesperson told the U.S. News. "Our teams are working to fix this issue quickly.”
As of yet, the issue has not been fixed and Twitter is abuzz with users condemning the map creators.
I can't use google maps anymore after this racist stunt. Nope!— Mr. Hefner (@BrandoSuave) May 19, 2015
In April, the online map editing program also showed the NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden inside the 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. The app located him as “Edwards Snow Den” and had five reviews, one of which described Snowden as a “great source of classified information.”