The dark side of Google Maps that you too could be a victim of


Let's face it, Google Maps has saved your life on more than one and more than two occasions, whether in your own city or outside of it, The truth is that the Google tool can be your best ally when you don't know how to get to your destination.

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However, it may be that everything that Google Maps offers us on the one hand, it takes away from us on the other. when we try to inform ourselves with opinions about a specific site that we are looking for, Do you know what we mean?

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Fake content seems to be flooding Google Maps

That there are people who are dedicated to falsifying comments on practically all websites that offer recommendations, It is a fact, and the truth is that, sometimes, it is difficult to detect this type of comments and evaluations, even for the all-powerful and omniscient Google.

But, the truth is that as we can read in Digital Trends, Google is facing some challenges when it comes to combating this problem, and the company spends a lot of time providing assistance to the users of the application in a terrain similar to the "Wild West".

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And not always these publications and evaluations are usually to put a positive score, but it is also used to damage the image of certain businesses, which is detrimental to them, since they may stop receiving some visits for the same reason.


Google Maps not only faces fake ratings and reviews, but scammers too

The company told the US network CNBC that you are in a constant fight to fight against spammers from local businesses, and it is precisely investing in the development of automatic and manual systems to detect and eliminate these false valuations.

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In addition, many users also use the Google platform for scams, by posting fake hotels on it, Taking advantage of users who make their reservations online, and cheating them a lot of money.

At the moment, the company has a good number of volunteers and teams of employees to remove such fake reviews and scams, so we hope that little by little this type of content will be reduced on the platform.