Typing in "Dumb F*cks" on Google Maps Brings Up FIU

Typing in "Dumb F*cks" on Google Maps Brings Up FIU

Something strange is happening on Google Maps. People first took notice early this week when it was reported that typing in the phrase "n**** house" brings up the White House, but apparently the problem isn't confined to just that highly offensive example. Apparently if you type in "dumb fucks" while your Google Maps is in the Miami area it takes you directly to ol' Florida International University

Though, FIU students and staff shouldn't feel too upset. When we first typed it in when our map was showing the entire United States, the search for "dumb fucks" took us directly to Stanford University. Other users are reporting that it takes them the Supreme Court Building. 

When we Googled, "Dumb Fucks, Florida" it took us to Florida State University.

Typing in "Dumb F*cks" on Google Maps Brings Up FIU (2)

Other odd searches took us to other pointed places. "Fag" took us the Westboro Baptist Church. Searching just the N-word took us the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia in Michigan. 

Google has taken notice. 

"Some inappropriate results are surfacing in Google Maps that should not be, and we apologize for any offense this may have caused," said the company according to the New York Post. "Our teams are working to fix this issue quickly."


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