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Google apologizes for the Android robot peeing on an Apple logo in Google Maps

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Google says the content was created by a user, not the company

In a statement to The Washington Post, Google has apologized for the image of its Android mascot urinating on an Apple logo that was pointed out by Cult of Android earlier today. "We’re sorry for this inappropriate user-created content; we’re working to remove it quickly," Google spokesperson Mara Harris told The Washington Post in a statement. "We also learn from these issues, and we’re constantly improving how we detect, prevent, and handle bad edits," Harris said.

nitricboy

The now removed visual was located in Pakistan near the city of Rawalpindi, and added to Google Maps through Map Maker, a feature that allows users to add content and additional information to Google Maps. A Map Maker account with the handle nitricboy looks to be the responsible party. But they are only one of many trolls that have shown off weaknesses in Google's apparently nonexistent review process of its Map Maker function, one of which made sure Google got the message.