Reacting to criticism that it ran a logo honoring the 86th birthday of farm worker activist Cesar Chavez rather than Easter, Google has announced a new “rounded number” policy for when it will make logos for special events.
Google is well known for the special “Doodles” or custom logos it creates to recognize birthdays, anniversaries and special occasions. Yesterday, on Easter, it ran a logo not recognizing that holiday but instead in honor of labor activist Cesar Chavez.
That drew some criticisms, despite the fact that Google hasn’t had an Easter logo since 2000, and in part, because some mistakenly believed that Google was instead honoring Hugo Chavez, the often-controversial former president of Venezuela, who died last month.
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