After generating some controversy for allegedly removing the ?Palestine? label from a region neighboring Israel, the search engine issued a press release that denies any action on the map service:
?There was never a ?Palestine? label on Google Maps, however, we discovered a bug that removed the labels for? West Bank ?and? Gaza Strip ?. We are working quickly to bring these labels back to the area, ?said a Google spokesman.
The searcher?s representative also reported that the GIF posted on social media, which showed the label being removed from Google Maps, is false. You can view it below: