Ghetto Tracker app taken down over claims of racism
Brisbane: A website and app called Ghetto Tracker, which was designed to help people avoid going to the `bad` part of town was attacked on Twitter for being racist and subsequently taken down.
According to a website, featuring a smiling white family on the home page, Ghetto Tracker purported to be an innocent travel tool for wary tourists wanting to keep out of trouble.
It posed questions like if you were travelling to a new city, will you be visiting a safe part of the town and the reassurance that Ghetto Tracker could help determine which parts of town are safe and which part is not, the report said.
The way the app worked was to allow locals to rate the safety of different parts of a given area, the report added.
The site appeared last weekend, and within 24 hours it was causing a stir on Twitter, with tweets from Americans accusing it of playing on people`s fears being a racist app for helping the rich to avoid the poor, the report further said.
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