Mystery as more than 20 UK schools incorrectly listed as ‘Islamic’ on Google Maps

Scores of educational facilities across Nottingham and other UK towns are being listed as “Islamic schools” on Google – even though they are nothing of the kind. The Express reports.

The bizarre description on  comes after an apparent spate of hacking, which has baffled parents and teachers.

The change was spotted by an eagle-eyed resident of the city while looking for directions via Google maps.

The man – who asked not to be named – told “I noticed there were schools not just in Nottingham, but in Loughborough and Solihull too.

“I was wondering whether Google had somehow been hacked. verified at least 20 establishments incorrectly listed on Google Maps as being Islamic schools in the  area.

One of the schools listed was “Islamic” even though its name includes “Catholic”

A Google spokesman said it was looking into the incident.

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