Trump Tower in Manhattan becomes 'Dump Tower' on Google Maps
Nov 28 2016
Vancouver-based political analyst Todd Hauptman calls the Trump Towers' name change a "digital protest".
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The Help section of Google Maps claims that users can report errors on everything from road names and directions to addresses and markers on the map.
Trump's Fifth Ave. HQ in NY also appeared as Dump Tower for a short period of time before it was changed back.
A Google spokesperson told the Associated Press that it caught the prank and changed it back to Trump Tower on Sunday.
Someone has managed to rename Donald Trump's Trump Tower as Dump Tower on Google maps.
Donald Trump's home skyscraper Trump Tower, in the news a lot recently after the photo above taken there went viral, has had a bit of a makeover.
The trend caught on Saturday evening with the a second Trump renaming.
It was not immediately clear when the change was made.
It wasn't the first time that a location on Google Maps has become vulnerable to some sort of malicious online defacement.
Instead of Trump Tower, it's "Dump Tower". One hack in May 2015 saw searches for "n--a house" using the service direct users to the White House.