Did Google wipe Palestine off the map?


It can be considered a crime to deceive the people with globally accepted means of information as a search engine? if so, how can we protect ourselves in the future if not clearing the search engines by our computers!

The internet broke this week over the disappearance of Palestine from Google Maps. Allegations arose of Google deliberately removing Palestine from Google Maps, with many claiming that Palestine was previously clearly labeled on the tech giant’s map.

However, Google said in a statement that a territory labeled “Palestine” had never been included on its map, only the West Bank and Gaza Strip, and the latter two had only disappeared due to technical errors. 


“There was never a ‘Palestine’ label on Google Maps,” a Google spokesperson said to Fortune as quoted by KompasTekno on Friday

“However, we found a bug that erased the ‘West Bank’ and ‘Gaza Strip’ labels. We are working to get the two labels back.”

Communications and Information Minister Rudiantara said Google adhered to UN membership in making its maps services. “In the UN, Palestine is still an observer, not yet a full member,” he said on Wednesday.

“The Indonesian government’s stance [on recognizing Palestine] is clear. But I have checked, [Google] adheres to the United Nations.” (asw)


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