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Google Maps Fixes ‘Trump Tower’ After it Was Changed to ‘Dump Tower’

Google Maps Fixes ‘Trump Tower’ After it Was Changed to ‘Dump Tower’

So clever.

Some prankster recently changed the name of Trump Tower on Google Maps to Dump Tower. Was it a hack, or could someone on the inside at Google have done it? In any case, it’s been fixed.

PIX News reported:

Google fixes NYC Trump Tower name after changed to ‘Dump Tower’ on Google Maps

Google has fixed Trump Tower’s name after an unknown person changed the midtown building’s label on Google Maps for several hours on Saturday.

A search for Trump Tower on Google Maps brought up an incorrect name for the President-elect’s residence. Instead, users saw the name “Dump Tower.”

Users began noticing the Fifth Avenue building’s name change on the mapping service Saturday afternoon. It’s unclear when the switch occurred, but people on Twitter began tweeting about the new “brand identity” around 2 p.m.

The location pinpoint also provides the description of Trump Tower as “a 58-story mixed-used skyscraper.”

A spokesperson from Google Maps told PIX11 the name change from Trump to “Dump” has been fixed.

“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,” the spokesperson said.

Here’s a video report:

In case you haven’t noticed, it’s cool to make fun of the president (elect) again.

This is the best tweet I’ve seen on the subject:

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Comments

Expect more pranks, everywhere.

There is a huge kerfluffel over at Reddit, mostly due to the successful reaction of their biggest subreddit, The_Donald, to the abuse heaped upon them by David Brock’s CTR and their own administrators (who let CTR in and allowed them to control several other subreddits), as well as some very childish moderators from the other subreddits, not to mention an exasperated CEO.

I have some sympathy for the admins and other mods, because outside the pep-rally atmosphere of The_Donald, the Trumpkins can be very annoying. ( I do believe some of them were banned from this site.)

However, The_Donald has developed into a broad, diverse, welcoming community, with such formidable research capabilities that it scooped both the Washington Post and New York Times with respect to several of the Wikileaks stories. For this, they deserve a Pulitzer Prize.

And, there is considerable whining and general bad behavior among the other partisans.

The bottom line is that everyone is upset, and immature people from all sides are likely to be flying off in a snit, hellbent on exercising their mischief bone on something.

My hope is that they limit it to entertaining stuff.

thalesofmiletus | November 28, 2016 at 11:24 am

The Cathedral apoplectic and throwing childish temper tantrums wherever it can.

Trump enterprises are ready to litigate and this can be taken to court and damages would not be nominal.

Like Obama, Google is panicking. Google is doing everything they can to kiss Trump’s ass, lest he put his anti-trust team to work on them – which he should, as job-one.

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