On Google Maps, someone has tagged ‘anti-national’ and ‘sedition’ to JNU

Responding to the technical 'glitch', Pawan Duggal, Cyber Law Expert on Google Maps said, "It's a mistake of computer networks, unintentional blunder."

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: March 25, 2016 5:44 pm
Google maps, Google Maps JNU, antinational google maps, Google Maps antinational, Google Maps sedition, Google maps JNU antinational, JNU Google Maps When you type ‘anti-national’ on Google Maps it directs you to JNU in New Delhi. (Source: Google Maps)

Search for the term ‘anti-national’ or ‘sedition’ on Google Maps, and you will be surprised to see what the search engine throws up. Google Maps now directs users to Jawaharlal Nehru University campus in New Delhi when one searches for terms such as ‘anti-national’ or ‘sedition’.

Google Maps have for long been user generated with almost anyone having access to pin locations on the map. However, not all pins are published rightaway, unless you are one of those editors who have enough credibility in the system for your posts to be auto-published. This seems to have been the case here with the location tagged to this specific keyword.

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JNU has been at the center of a political storm after JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar and students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya were present at an event on the campus on February 9 against the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru when anti-national slogans were allegedly raised.

All three are out on bail as of now.

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  1. I
    Mar 25, 2016 at 12:30 pm
    Satyameva jayate.
    1. H
      Haradhan Mandal
      Mar 25, 2016 at 11:20 am
      It only proves that anything artificial is harmful - should be tested , verified and used with GREAT caution - BUT NEVER without VERIFICATION (PS: see my footnote). It goes with ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE - it is more dangerous with ARTIFICIAL NATIONALISM AND PATRIOTISM. Footnote: That is why JNUs are , THAT is why Kanhaiya Kumar studies in JNU.
      1. K
        Mar 25, 2016 at 9:11 am
        Some bean counter working in Google, recommended by his mama in Rawma must have sabotage the rules. He should also try to sabotage "WORLD's 10 TOP MOST CRIMINALS". Because Modi pops his head out of screen a 1000 times for that string.
        1. V
          Mar 25, 2016 at 9:43 am
          Shows the intolerance of those who keep saying freedom of speech is in danger. Its Google freedom if JNU and other jholawallahs dont like it they should stop using this product of a capitalist country.
          1. B
            Mar 25, 2016 at 10:11 am
            If you type den of hatred mongers or Godse bhakts on Google map it should take you to Nagpur
            1. D
              Dr Naval
              Mar 26, 2016 at 11:51 am
              Jnu= antinational
              1. B
                Mar 25, 2016 at 12:36 pm
                JNU = Jihadi Naxalite University, or training center, rightly got tagged.
                1. K
                  kamath Ramesh
                  Mar 25, 2016 at 9:34 am
                  Google proved it is intelligent than many of our politicians, media persons. There is nothing wrong if it has mentioned the fact. It need not to remove this. JNU cannot take objection on this. Does google have no right of expression? JNU must accept this as it claims to be an insution which respects the views of all and the critical thinker.
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