New York renamed ‘Jewtropolis’ in map hack

BBC News

New York City has been renamed “Jewtropolis” in mapping software used by social media site Snapchat and others.

The company called it an act of “vandalism” and said it was working with its partner Mapbox to “get this fixed immediately”.  

In a statement, Snap said the defacement was “deeply offensive”.

Screenshots on social media appeared to show other apps had also been affected.

Snap Map allows users to discover content in specific locations, including sporting events and news.

A screenshot of the vandalised map was shared with the Snapchat Support Twitter account.

And Snap thanked the user who had shared it for alerting it to the problem.

In a statement, Snap told BBC News: “Snap Map, similar to other apps, relies on third-party mapping data from OpenStreetMap, which has been subject to vandalism.

“This defacement is deeply offensive and entirely contrary to our values.

“And we want to apologise to any members of our community who saw it.

“We are working with our partner Mapbox to fix this as quickly as possible.”


7 thoughts on “New York renamed ‘Jewtropolis’ in map hack

    That is effin funny!
    I didn’t do it…
    I’d wager that the excessively WAY over arrogant butt hole Toucan beak tribe is behind it.

  2. “This defacement is deeply offensive and entirely contrary to our values.”

    Good morning America! What are we offended by today?

    Cry me a F**king river!

    Yelp offends me but you don’t see me whining to no end about it. I MOVE ON!

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