Technology users got a surprise Thursday morning when their social and lifestyle apps seemingly labeled the United States’ most populous city with an anti-Semitic header.
A number of people posted screenshots on Twitter showing “New York City” had been relabeled “Jewtropolis” on the Mapbox map used by companies and services such as Snapchat parent Snap, Citi Bike and Foursquare.
Mapbox, a provider of digital map technology, said it suffered a “malicious edit” by a person who tried to make multiple changes to its maps’ data. Only one edit was published due to human error and was live for less than an hour before being deleted.
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