Many reports are surfacing on Twitter and elsewhere that Apple Maps is failing to provide directions to Washington D.C. one day ahead of January 6th, the date of the “March For Trump” rally.
When Washington D.C. is entered into Apple’s Map app’s Directions feature, it returns only, “Directions Not Available. Directions are not available at this time becauase of current road conditions.”
Wtf. Apple Maps blocked directions to Washington, DC. pic.twitter.com/n263NPeXnw
— Secret Agent (@SeekretAgent) January 5, 2021
So Apple Maps is censoring directions to Washington DC now? pic.twitter.com/PXvu3mmVa4
— NY_Patriot (@NYPatriot7) January 5, 2021
SO APPLE DECIDED TO CENSOR WASHINGTON DC BY BLOCKING ALL DIRECTIONS ON MAPS.
WHY WOULD THIS HAPPEN IF BIDEN WON?
— 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 Joe S 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@JosephSorace) January 5, 2021
So if you go into maps and type in “Washington DC” hit directions it shows this…. they are blocking anyone coming to DC from getting directions. pic.twitter.com/TcR21vkpfp
— Courtney (@coco2love_) January 5, 2021
Just tried to get directions on Apple Maps to Washington DC, tells me they are not available pic.twitter.com/2c9MirjSFz
— Lisa M (@tracygirl58) January 5, 2021
Apple took directions to Washington DC off maps to try and stop a Trump Rally? Wake up America!! Your freedom is being taken away!
— Rawlings82 (@RawlingsA82) January 5, 2021
For those of you that Apple disabled maps To Washington DC or to the White House? Go to the White House web page and click on directions. The White House web page will give you directions to the protest. This is why we need to limit big tech. We no longer want more tech. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
— Stephen Kuryla (@StephenKuryla) January 5, 2021
Directions into Washington DC are blocked by @Apple the day before the big March on the 6th. Directions are still available to all other places in and around DC.
A clear attempt by big tech to silence your voices. Use google maps! pic.twitter.com/gbKrIhM7XU
— Cam Higby (@higbyCam) January 5, 2021
MacDailyNews Note: We tested Apple Maps and found the same “Directions are not available at this time because of current road conditions” statement when trying to generate driving directions to Washington D.C. at 4pm EDT.
We tested Google Maps and driving directions to Washington D.C. works as expected at 4:15pm EDT.
At 4:20pm EDT, Apple Maps still fails to provide directions to Washington D.C., however when typing “National Mall,” for example, the app provides driving directions as usual.
UPDATE, 1:36pm PST / 4:36pm EST: Apple Maps has within the last minute or so restored driving directions to “Washington D.C.”
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers too numerous to mention individually for the heads up.]