A post is going viral these days that Google has removed Palestine from all online maps. The post has created an outrage among people and they demand Google add the state again in the maps.
Social media users shared screenshots of Google Maps that showed an outline of the map labeled “West Bank” and “Gaza Strip” as well as “Israel” labeled alongside them.
It was mentioned in the viral posts that Google and Apple maps no more include Palestine.
A similar post had gone viral in 2016 when users complained about the same thing. Google responded that the name ‘Palestine’ has never existed on its maps.
A Google spokesperson had said, “There has never been a ‘Palestine’ label on Google Maps.”
A spokeswoman said there was a bug that removed the label for “West Bank and “Gaza.”
“We’re working quickly to bring these labels back to the area,” she said.
Social media celebrity Waqar Zaka also joins the campaign.
Google map never had Palestine in its database , In past, when exactly you saw it in google map? Issue is to push USA and other powers to accept Palestine & give their land back otherwise disputed areas are never shown in digital map apps #WeRejectWorldMap
— Waqar Zaka (@ZakaWaqar) July 17, 2020
— PK (@MultanRock) July 16, 2020
Palestine was never labelled by google.
This is the reason why researching by yourself is so important. pic.twitter.com/HwSR2lracK
— Bizzlerella (@emyq24) July 16, 2020
— Uman Malik (@U_3322) July 17, 2020