In the latest satellite image from Google Maps, the roof of the main hall building on Truong Sa Lon Island appears white, and the image of the Vietnamese flag made from ceramic pieces on the roof is not clearly visible.
The Authority of Broadcasting and Electronic Information under the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) has worked with representatives of Google to clarify whether it deleted or blurred the national flag of Vietnam in Truong Sa (Spratly) on its Google Maps and Google Earth apps, Le Quang Tu Do, head of the authority said on July 11.
Do said that Google confirmed that it did not blur or change the satellite images supplied by a third party, explaining that the issue is due to low image quality.
Google pledged to take necessary steps to replace them with images having better quality, he said, adding his authority requested Google to promptly fix the problem.
Earlier on July 10, Vietnamese Internet users reported that they found that the Vietnamese flag made from ceramic pieces on the roof of the hall of Truong Sa Lon island disappeared on Google Maps and Google Earth, and raised questions whether Google deliberately deleted the image of the Vietnamese national flag at the location./. VNA