Why you can’t always trust your handy map app
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For centuries, people have relied on maps to figure out where they are and where they're going. But today's digital maps — seemingly more precise than ever —aren't always as dependable as they appear.

At the end of August, for instance, Snapchat users woke up early to find the app's internal map had renamed New York City with the anti-Semitic label "Jewtropolis." In Washington, D.C., Google Maps incorrectly renamed a Senate office building after the late Sen. John McCain a few days after...


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