Google says Street View maps algorithm error blurred out Hong Kong protest graffiti aimed at Xi Jinping

Google has told HKFP that an algorithm error led to some protest graffiti in Hong Kong being blurred out its updated Street View Map.The graffiti, which read “[Chinese leader] Xi Jinping must die for the sake of the world,” was spray-painted onto plant pots separating sections of Nathan Road in Yau Ma Tei – a regular flashpoint during last year’s pro-democracy protests.The slogan is revealed if viewed from a distance further down the Kowloon thoroughfare.“Our automatic blurring technology aims to blur faces and license plates so they can’t be identified, but it looks like we didn’t get it righ…

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