Sunday, August 29, 2010

Google Maps Attempted To Misdirect Beck Rally Attendees

Ultimately, Google failed to stem the flood of people attending Glenn Beck's 8/28 rally, but it sure looks like they tried to confuse people.  It is possible that some people were thrown off track.  Now why would Google want to do such a thing?  This may be the reason.

Google Maps Misplaces Lincoln Memorial
By Sarah Jacobsson Purewal
PC World
August 28, 2010

A curious thing has been happening on Google Maps -- the Lincoln Memorial is being misplaced in favor of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial, which is a good half a mile south of the more famous memorial.

According to the Geographic Travels blog, this "misplacement" has been happening for about two days now. Typing "Lincoln Memorial" into the regular Google search bar brings up a number of listings related to the Lincoln Memorial, yet shows a map of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial. (Click on the image to see the map that's being served up.)
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Other complaints about Google:
An Open Letter to Google's Censorship Team
Google Accused of Censoring Stories About Obama's Social Security Number(s)

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