Pranksters changed the name of Mexico’s lower house of Congress to the "Chamber of Rats" on Google Maps on Tuesday in the latest dig at the political class during a testing start to the year for the country’s government.
The lower house, also known as the Chamber of Deputies, became the "Chamber of Rats", using the Spanish word "rata," which is also slang for thief in Mexico.
"Our teams are working fast to resolve this incident," Google Mexico said in a statement, explaining that place names on the online mapping service came from third parties, public sources and contributions from users.
It was the second such attack in the space of a few days.
Mexican media reported at the weekend that the presidential residence appeared as the "Official Residence of Corruption" on Google Maps before Google Mexico removed it from the map and apologized for "inappropriate content" created by a user.
Allegations of corruption swirl constantly around the political class in Mexico.
Source article: http://iservice.ltn.com.tw/Service/english/english.php?engno=1077206&day=2017-02-11
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