Google Maps is apologizing for what it says were inappropriate names used for Trump landmarks that surfaced on its maps over the weekend, including in Vancouver. Trump Tower in Manhattan was “Dump Tower” over the weekend but is now again Trump Tower on Google maps, a blunder acknowledged by Google. Numerous users of the Google maps app during the post-Thanksgiving weekend found that Trump Tower had been named “Dump Tower,” a mistake that Google says it moved to correct.
“Some inappropriate names were surfacing in Google Maps that should not be,” a Google spokesperson said in an emailed comment to this newspaper about the situation.Trump Tower is the residence of President-elect Donald Trump and is the scene of regular protests and supportive demonstrations regarding his policies and views.Trump has been using several floors of the New York City building as the base for his transition operation leading to his inauguration in January.
“We apologize for any offense this may have caused,” Google said in its comments.