Google Cancels April Fools on its Platforms for the Second Year in a Row
Due to the continuing outbreak of the Corona pandemic, Google cancels the celebration of "April Fools' Day" for the second year in a row.
For the second year in a row, Google canceled the celebration of "April Fools' Day" on its platform, due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Given the significant increase in Coronavirus cases, the company preferred not to participate in the pranks and jokes that this day usually witnesses.
The American Internet search giant confirmed that stopping this tradition came "out of respect for those fighting the Coronavirus and the misinformation about the virus."
Head of Marketing at Google, Lorraine Twohill, said in an internal email: "Under normal circumstances, April Fools' is a Google tradition and a time to celebrate what makes us an unconventional company... we made the decision to pause our longstanding Google tradition of celebrating April Fools’ Day, out of respect for all those fighting COVID-19."
Twohill added, "Our ultimate goal is to help people, so let's keep jokes for next April, which will undoubtedly be brighter than this."