Toronto Trump Tower renamed Dump Tower on Google Maps
The Toronto tower, along with the Trump towers in New York and Vancouver, was renamed over the weekend on Google Maps. It's since been changed back.
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The name of Toronto's Trump International Hotel and Tower was cheekily changed over the weekend on Google Maps.
The Trump tower on Bay Street was briefly renamed “Dump International Hotel and Tower,” on the digital map service, Sunday.
The names of other Trump-branded buildings in New York and Vancouver were also changed.
“Some inappropriate names were surfacing in Google Maps that should not be, and we apologize for any offense this may have caused. Our teams immediately took action and have fixed the issue,” read a statement from Google Maps Monday.
Google declined to comment on exactly how the hack occurred, or whether it originated from inside or outside the company.
Google Maps data comes from a variety of sources, including user contributions, and sometimes inaccuracies can arise, a spokesperson told Metro.
Trump himself has not yet publically commented on the name switch.