24 May '15, 5am

Google To Implement Googlebomb Fix To Prevent Racist Listings In Google Maps via @sengineland

At Google, we work hard to bring people the information they are looking for, including information about the physical world through Google Maps. Our ranking systems are designed to return results that match a person’s query. For Maps, this means using content about businesses and other public places from across the web. But this week, we heard about a failure in our system—loud and clear. Certain offensive search terms were triggering unexpected maps results, typically because people had used the offensive term in online discussions of the place. This surfaced inappropriate results that users likely weren’t looking for.

Full article: http://searchengineland.com/googlebomb-fix-for-racist-map...

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