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Google Maps & Palestine

In a Pakistani society, what Google did with Palestine is like what an angry mother-in-law does to her daughter-in-law! The world went into a shock dilemma and experts were confused when Google literally erased Palestine from the world map, declaring the space as an Israeli entity. The media outrage was initiated by the Gaza City journalism group when they claimed this occurrence.

Immediately after the media response, social media across the globe went into protest. Facebook and twitter users shared statuses and tweets, declaring boycott with Google maps globally. Protest of course occurred more in Asian and Muslim countries. All the people reacted with their spectrum of knowledge and news.

Later, Google authorities tried to defend the glitch by referring that maps usually show a dashed border around the West Bank and Gaza Strip, defining cities in those regions as Palestinian, if a person clicks on them but a label Palestine never appeared on Google Maps. So the glitch is all about West Bank and Gaza Strip not appearing on the Maps. Nevertheless, they affirmed that they are working on the glitch and it shall get repaired soon.

Google may be able to repair the glitch and Palestine or Gaza Strip may appear on the Google maps again but this glitch has raised so many controversial questions and queries in the global political arena. Even the most firm users of Google maps or any other popular mobile app today are confused over whether apps have political or social orientation too or not?

Afreen is a young writer and visionary towards life predominantly. I believe that writing is similar to life; it inspires surprises and creates. Being a Literature Masters, I am passionate about viewing the world with literary spectacle. Solely in love with this beautiful part of Universe called Pakistan, I am creating words and ideas for CharchaGuru.

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