Saturday, January 11, 2014

Google Maps showed "Adolf-Hitler-Platz" in Berlin - Heise Newsticker

An unknown users of Google Maps has renamed the Berlin Theodor-Heuss-Platz in online mapping service in Adolf Hitler Platz. Yesterday Friday The Internet company confirmed a corresponding information of the maps blog and asked for the incident to apologize. “To make our maps as accurate and user-friendly as possible, all performed by users changes are reviewed either by the voluntary community maps or Google Moderator,” said Google spokeswoman Lena Wagner news agency dpa. “In this particular case, the change of the street name was inadvertently accepted.”

According to research by the maps blog had an anonymous user on 2 January for the place, the science of classification Adolf Hitler Platz and Reichskanzlerplatz entered. The’ve accepted a Google Moderator six days later. Another user had on 9 January then requested the cancellation, four hours later, the correction was made, the blogger. Other users had now reported the error on Twitter.

Google regretted the incident. “We have corrected the error as soon as we were alerted, and we apologize for this error,” Wagner said. The Theodor-Heuss-Platz in Berlin’s Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf was born on 18 December 1963 named after the first President. From 1906 to 1933 and from 1947 to 1963, ie before and after the period of National Socialism, was the place Reichskanzlerplatz. ( Dpa ) / (un)

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