Pranksters turn Mexico’s lower house of Congress to ‘Chamber of Rats’ on Google Maps

1/11/2017 International Business Times


Unhappy with the current state of corruption in the political class in Mexico, pranksters changed the name of the lower house of Congress on Google Maps. The location’s name was altered from Chamber of Duties to read “Chamber of Rats”, using the Spanish word ‘rata’ which is also slang for thieves.

“Our teams are working fast to resolve this incident,” Google Mexico said in a statement, explaining that users were allowed to make changes to the names of places on the online mapping service.

Over the weekend, Mexican media reported a similar attack in which the presidential residence was also renamed on Google Maps. The new title which read “Official Residence of Corruption” was immediately removed and the tech company released a statement apologising for the “inappropriate content”.

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