Major Map Data Supplier Hacked, Renamed New York City to 'Jewtropolis'

If you used an app yesterday that included mapping screens, you may have noticed something awry with our City's name. Major apps such as Zillow and Snapchat pull their map data from a company called MapBox, and that company allowed somebody to edit the city's name to the ethnic slur 'Jewtropolis'.

Users of popular apps including Snapchat and StreetEasy were stunned Thursday morning to see New York City replaced on some maps with a new label — "Jewtropolis." Screenshots posted to social media showed a wide variety of apps appeared to be affected, depending on how closely people zoomed into maps of the city.

The edits have since been corrected.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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