White House = Nigga House

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Do a google search for “nigga house” in Google maps, and what comes up? The White House, current residence of the first African American President Barack Obama and his family.

The “n*gga house” search glitch was discovered yesterday and the glitch is still functioning.

President Obama has, indeed, faced many different forms of racism, especially since he was voted president. If a searcher changed the spelling to “n*gger house”, the same result comes up. Adding “Washington D.C.” to the search query offers the same result.

Google has issued the following statement:

“Some inappropriate results are surfacing in Google Maps that should not be, and we apologize for any offence this may have caused. Our teams are working to fix this issue quickly.”

The spokesperson for Google could not offer an explanation as to why the “nigga house” search is doing this.

One possible explanation was given by Brian Seely, who has created fake listings for the U.S. Secret Service, explains how “nigga house” could have been done. “You create a business in Google Maps at an address where you can receive mail and with a phone number you can receive calls to. You get Google to send you a verification postcard to the address. Once the business is verified, you delete it from your account. Then you use another Google account to claim this now orphaned business. You gain control over it by doing verification via phone. Once that’s happened, you’re free to move the business to anywhere you want, change the name, and alter other details.”

The Independent is reporting that the issue is the result of a “Google Bomb,” or flooding sites with specific keywords, in this case, “nigga house” that link to a false page, tricking Google’s algorithms into this kind of misdirection. No matter the speculation, Google remains resolved to correcting the “nigga house” issue as soon as possible.

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