Google Maps Briefly Tells You How to Get to 'Dump Tower'
President-elect's pad was mysteriously renamed for a few hours
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 27, 2016 8:11 AM CST
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In this Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016 photo, a group of women pose for a selfie outside Trump Tower in New York.   (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

(Newser) – For a few hours on Saturday, Google Maps would obligingly direct users to not only New York City's famed "Dump Tower," but also the "Dump International Hotel & Tower," both of which were inexplicably renamed from their original "Trump Tower" and "Trump International Hotel & Tower," reports CNN. By early Sunday, all things Trump had been restored. "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," a Google Maps rep tells PIX11, which notes that "map data is aggregated from third-party providers, public sources and user contributions."

 

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