Google Maps users say that swastica began to appear in places such as Dublin, Edinburgh, Las Vegas and London, among others.
Many have gone to Twitter to express their fun. A woman from the name Katie, from the Irish capital, Dublin wrote that she saw the symbol instead of a bed icon, usually for a guest in the application.
The woman told The Huffington Post "I was looking for a hotel in the vicinity, when I noticed the swastikas." "I thought it was very strange, so I took a screen, that's when I wrote to Google Maps asking for this," explained Katie.
The swastika was adopted by the Nazi party in Germany before World War II, and under the direction of Adolf Hitler it became a symbol of anti-Semitism and terrorism. However, originally, he had a completely different and much more positive meaning, for thousands of years he had a symbol of generosity and spirituality in the Indian religions.
– Andy (@IngyAndy) November 30, 2018
According to the media, the image shown in the Google Maps application is not swastika, but there is a "symbol of Buddhist worship", that is why the company allows users to identify points of Interested through that icon. In fact, this icon appears in the list of Google Maps bookmarks as an official symbol for Buddhist templates.
Google also announced that these symbols are incorrectly used and appear in some places where they should not be.
"We are aware that these religious symbols are wrongly displayed in some hotels and we are working on a solution to restore the right hotel icon in these places," said the organization's spokesman in an email; r HuffPost.