Vandal renames Trump Tower to ‘Dump Tower’ on Google Maps – New York Daily News


A cyber vandal defaced Trump Tower on Google Maps with a little potty humor.


President-elect Donald Trump’s Manhattan pad on Fifth Avenue was renamed “Dump Tower” on Saturday and was visible by zooming into the building at just the right angle on the mapping service.


The culprit — or another conspirator — also transliterated the skyscraper’s title in Russian Cyrillic at another angle, possibly alluding to the Republican’s alleged ties to Russia during his White House campaign.

When searched on Google, Trump Tower now appears as "Dump Tower."

When searched on Google, Trump Tower now appears as “Dump Tower.”

(Google)

A prankster renamed Trump Tower to its Russian cyrillic counterpart on Google Maps.

A prankster renamed Trump Tower to its Russian cyrillic counterpart on Google Maps.

(Google Maps)


It’s unclear if the President-elect is aware of the edits to his Trump Organization and transition team headquarters. He has not addressed it on Twitter.


A Google spokeswoman told the Associated Press that it reverted the building back to Trump Tower early Sunday, adding that inaccuracies can happen.


The web conglomerate allows users to edit roads, businesses and other landmarks in their Map Maker service, but all changes are ideally reviewed and approved by moderators, according to a Google Maps FAQ.


The crowdsourced tool has often led to prank edits, such as renaming the White House to “Edward Snow Den” or painting a new park in the shape of an Android robot urinating on the Apple logo.

President-elect Donald Trump has based his transition team at Trump Tower in Manhattan.

President-elect Donald Trump has based his transition team at Trump Tower in Manhattan.

(Carlo Allegri/Reuters)


Google announced earlier this month that it is shutting down Map Maker next year and will replace it with another editing program.


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