Google Apologizes for ‘Inappropriate’ Image in Google Maps

Apr 24, 2015  •  Post A Comment

A spokeswoman for Google apologized after what she called an “inappropriate” image appeared in Google Maps. The image, which appears to show an Android robot peeing on an Apple logo, was spotted in a map of the outskirts of Rawalpindi, in Pakistan, CNN reports.

The image, which was reportedly found by a former Samsung employee living in Pakistan, has since been removed.

“Google said the image was not created by an employee. The company has a group of vetted contributors who add to the Maps tool in order to keep Google Maps up to date, and one of those contributors drew the image,” CNN reports.

The article quotes Google spokeswoman Caroline Matthews saying: “The vast majority of users who edit our maps provide great contributions, such as mapping places that have never been mapped before. We’re sorry for this inappropriate user-created content; we’re working to remove it quickly.”

Google Maps image-Rawalpindi-PakistanGoogle Maps image, Rawalpindi, Pakistan

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