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.”