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originally posted by: Snarl
a reply to: theantediluvian
funniest post of the day
Now to bed. Nite all.
originally posted by: theantediluvian
This was reported on in the Washington Post yesterday and I heard about it this morning.
Certain phrases with the "N-word" (and variations of it) searched on Google Maps bring up the White House. I've just done some quick tests myself and indeed, 'n----- house' returns the White House.
I have no idea how the Google Maps query is processed on the backend but I'm assuming that there's some algorithmic magic involving common search terms. I thought perhaps it might be defaulting to the White House based on the word 'house' in the query when no other result was found but after trying a dozen or so words and random gibberish + 'house', this doesn't seem to be the case. Some of the search terms mentioned like 'n----- king' return the White House location when used in conjunction with other terms like 'Washington, D.C.'
Interestingly, the folks at Google have already issued an apology but haven't yet managed to come up with a fix.
originally posted by: warpig69
The sad part is someone even discovered this was out there. I mean, how many people actually type that into a Google search?
originally posted by: IShotMyLastMuse
so N-house brought me to a place in kenya, near a place called Obama estate
And it's the name of a district hospital...i don't even know how to process that frankly
Badash gives a hat-tip to ifyouonlynews.com for its original story. But he notes that it took just 10 minutes to start baptizing the leader of the free world in Twitter’s racist sewer. Obama’s tweet at 11:38 a.m. on Monday was simple.
Hello, Twitter! It’s Barack. Really! Six years in, they’re finally giving me my own account.
The first racist tweet (from an account that has since been suspended) appears to have come in at 11:48 a.m. from a particularly nasty fellow who addresses the president as the N-word and advises him to “get cancer.” The racist affront is the equivalent of being called the N-word by a coward in a passing car as you’re walking down the street.
originally posted by: xuenchen
a reply to: LDragonFire
Sounds like another set up.
Something is hidden for sure.