On Easter Sunday, some Christians took offense at Google’s decision to display a doodle of Cesar Chavez (whose birthday is on March 31st) instead of something related to Easter. On Twitter, some even said that they were going to start using Bing instead. Some news outlets reported that Christians were “angry” and “furious” over Google’s actions and were planning to boycott the world’s number one search engine.

Well, the truth is that Google has not done a doodle for Easter in twelve years, and the company has a long standing policy of not marking religious holidays (for the purposes of not “offending” religious and non-religious groups alike and to avoid generating unnecessary controversy).


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