Google Maps Fixes N-Word Problem for Most Users

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(CNN Money) – Google has fixed an issue with its Google Maps search function, which previously led people to The White House if they searched for variations of the N-word with the word “house.”

A Twitter user first discovered the problem Tuesday afternoon.

On Thursday, Google blamed the problem on its search ranking system, and apologized for the screw up.

“This week, we heard about a failure in our system — loud and clear,” Jen Fitzpatrick, a Google engineering executive, wrote in a blog post.

Google says it has updated its search algorithm to fix the “majority of these searches.” Searching for the terms from New York now leads to no results found, but it’s possible that some people may still see the issue depending on where they are geographically.

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