Google may be standing up to government surveillance, but on Google Maps it shies away from conflict.
Google Maps is customized in many ways to better serve people based on their location, and adhere to local laws, regulations, and preferences according to Google.
India is especially sensitive about the representation of its borders. In December 2005 and later in November 2013, the country admonished Google for showing Pakistan-occupied Kashmir as part of Pakistan in various Google products. Google’s software responds to a search for “India” only by centering the map on the sub-continent and adjusting the zoom level to fit the nation on screen.
Source: Here are the 31 countries Google Maps won’t draw borders around – Quartz
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