Google has implemented new features on Google Maps to prevent the submission of fake and policy-violating content. With over 300 million people sharing their experiences on the app each year, this is a crucial mission for the company.
The new measures include constant monitoring of contributed content to detect any unusual patterns, and taking quick action to prevent further abuse. Google is also focusing on preventing abuse ahead of sensitive events, such as elections, by proactively protecting places from off-topic and unhelpful content.
Furthermore, Google will not allow reviews for specific places like prisons and police stations, as they consistently receive unhelpful, harmful, or off-topic contributions. Users attempting to submit a review for such places will be met with a notification informing them that the functionality is turned off.