Oh, those little snowflake gremlins are at it again…or maybe it was the Russians? Who knows, but last night people noticed when they searched for Trump Tower on Google Maps, it had been renamed as “Dump” Tower.
Pix11 reports, An unknown person took Donald Trump’s name out of the midtown building’s label on Google Maps 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.
While Google regularly updates their maps, the time it takes to update and refresh location names varies, according to Google. Map data is aggregated from third-party providers, public sources and user contributions, which helps to create a comprehensive and updated map at all times.
The trend caught on Saturday evening with a second Trump renaming. Trump International Hotel & Tower in Columbus Circle had also been renamed Dump International Hotel & Tower.
Apparently it’s all been fixed now, but it’s nice to know all those earnest political activists (who probably didn’t vote) are using their time so productively.
[Note: This article was written by Michele Hickford]