Google Maps, quite
recently got smacked by a peculiar bug that somehow swapped the Google icons primarily
for hotels in Europe and other locales with “Swastikas”, an ancient sign of
Rico along with other parts of the world brought the information to the notice
of the authorities.
struck by a bug that morphed the icon into that of a “Swastika”.
that represents a place of worship and not a “Swastika” in actuality. They also
alluded that they’re up and about working on the bug fix.
reinstalled the application and found out that the situation was back to
also came across this strange issue and took to twitter to voice their
impression on the subject.
topic by sending a few tweets where they imparted the glimpses of the “bed-bug”.
and has become identical with the Nazi sentiment but well before that, the Buddhist
symbol always meant power and prosperity.
fact that Google Maps has a feature that lets users look at locations by ‘points
it, like a ‘fork and knife’ for restaurants and a ‘shopping bag’ for shopping
icon in question was always meant to represent Buddhist temples, especially in
places where it still is considered as a “Religious sign”.
sudden appearance of the “Swastika” or Buddhist symbol is an accident and it is
not supposed to be on the Maps.