Political sabotage

someone is modifying maps, creating streets with political messages. In this case, check Manassas, in Virginia USA, find Mike Garcia Drive, you can see a fake intersecting street in Russian saying Russia starts all conflicts in the world. I am attaching a screenshot.

I didn’t remove the street so someone can figure out who’s doing that.

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Basically, someone (presumably a salty Ukraine user who got in trouble before, alongside protesting against the war in Ukraine) has been vandalising OSM for quite a while, practically once a month and the spree happens for quite a while now. The DWG is working on it non-stop, though, so the vandalised data comes and goes.

A thread exists for more in detail with various discussions about it:

The DWG is working on reverting the streets, removing these ways yourself will make that procedure harder, and some eager people were timed out due to their interference.

(Closed this topic to nudge people to the existing one)