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New York City Renamed ‘Jewtropolis’ On Snapchat

New Yorkers awoke to a surprise on Thursday morning: Several popular map apps had renamed their city “Jewtropolis.”

Snapchat, StreetEasy and Citi Bike are among the programs affected, as they rely on the third-party map application that may to blame, Newsweek reported. Some people noted that the name varies between New York and Jewtropolis depending on how zoomed in you are.

Snapchat said it is working to fix the issue.

“Snap Map relies on third party mapping data which has unfortunately been subject to vandalism,” Snapchat Support said on Twitter. “We are working with our partner Mapbox to get this fixed immediately.”

Not all are offended — many have taken to Twitter to poke fun at the map hack.

Alyssa Fisher is a news writer at the Forward. Email her at fisher@forward.com, or follow her on Twitter at @alyssalfisher

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