It's unclear how someone discovered this, but:
Also, the White House gets 4 out of 5 stars. (screenshot via Google Maps)
So, when you search "n***a house" in Google Maps it directs you to the White House. Also when you type "n****r house." What I think is funny about this, and there's not a lot to find funny about it, is that whoever discovered this was Google Mapping those words...I mean, that's not funny. That's awful. Why were they doing that?
I guess what I meant was, it's funny because now they're sitting on this piece of information, and it's like, do you share it? Because if you do, you're revealing yourself to be the kind of person who casually Googles "n***a house." You were trying to find a "n***a house" somewhere in America and wanted to know how long it would take to drive there from where you are. Who are you, garbage person?
If you don't share it, you're also allowing this to continue. When President Barack Obama was elected, a lot of people were eager to shout how we live in a post-racial society now. Well, HA HA HA, NOPE. Someone has straight-up labeled the home of our nation's leader with a racial slur. Possibly someone who works at one of the biggest tech companies in the world, though it's more likely a racist hacker. Here's an explanation of how that might work from The Independent:
By flooding sites with keywords that link to a certain page, users can trick Google's algorithms into making mistakes. But blog Search Engine Land noticed that there is a more complex, roundabout way of planting links: by creating a Google Maps business, getting it verified, and then moving the address, users can add apparently genuine businesses with whatever name and address they like.
Whatever you think of his politics, this is a level of disrespect that reveals more about the person who did it than it does about our president. That person could probably destroy my life with a few strokes of the keyboard, but f*ck you, whoever you are. Here's what President Obama says to all the haters out there: