Google Maps denied reports Monday that it had made Russia’s strategic facilities visible to users, allegedly revealing details of the country’s military infrastructure.
“We haven’t made any blurring changes to our satellite imagery in Russia,” Google spokesperson Genevieve Park said in an email quoted by U.S. media site The Verge.
Images circulating online Monday of nuclear weapons stores, submarines, and military bases in Russia were likely genuine, but visible on Google Maps long before the conflict in Ukraine.
The reports of Google removing the blurring were widely shared on social media.
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