Google apologizes after racist searches appear on Maps feature

A company spokesman said the team was working to take down offensive search terms that lead users to the White House.

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Google has apologized once again for inappropriate usage of its Maps Maker feature. This comes only a week after Google shut down the service after an image appeared of an Android robot peeing on an Apple logo.

This time around, the offense was a bit more sinister.

As The Washington Post first reported, a user found that typing “n****r house” in Google Maps’ search function sent users to the White House. In the Washington, D.C. view, a search for “n****r king” also directs to the White House. The move appears to be a racial slur directed at President Barack Obama.

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

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