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(Entry was posted by Michelle Dear on this post in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Tuesday, May 12, 2015).

Google temporarily disables Map Maker

Google temporarily disables Map Maker due to pranks. You know who you are, Mr. I-put-Edward-Snowden-in-the-White-House. 

"As some of you know already, we have been experiencing escalated attacks to spam Google Maps over the past few months. The most recent incident was particularly troubling and unfortunate - a strong user in our community chose to go and create a large scale prank on the Map. As a consequence, we suspended auto-approval and user moderation across the globe, till we figured out ways to add more intelligent mechanisms to prevent such incidents."

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  • Michelle Dear: Google temporarily disables Map Maker due to pranks. You know who you are, Mr. I-put-Edward-Snowden-in-the-White-House. ;

    "As some of you know already, we have been experiencing escalated attacks to spam Google Maps over the past few months. The most recent incident was particularly troubling and unfortunate - a strong user in our community chose to go and create a large scale prank on the Map. As a consequence, we suspended auto-approval and user moderation across the globe, till we figured out ways to add more intelligent mechanisms to prevent such incidents."

View original question in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Tuesday, May 12, 2015).

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