Greg Bensinger / Washington Post:

Workers on Google’s outsourced maps team say they alter maps based not just on history and local laws but also on whims of diplomats and Google executives  —  The Silicon Valley firm alters maps under political pressure and the inscrutable whims of tech executives

Workers on Google's outsourced maps team say they alter maps based not just on history and local laws but also on whims of diplomats and Google executives (Greg Bensinger/Washington Post)
Source: Tech Meme