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April Fools' Day jokes risk becoming tone deaf amidst coronavirus - CNET

2 monthes ago   |   By CNET

Google, whose April Fools' shenanigans are famous in the tech world, said it's canceling its pranks this year.
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Google isn't doing any April Fools' jokes this year due to coronavirus pandemic

Google isn't doing any April Fools' jokes this year due to coronavirus pandemic

2 monthes ago   |   By Pocket-lint

Google is sitting out this year's April Fools' Day. It's one of the more annoying "holidays" that the company tends to celebrate with religious fervor, as it meticulously plans numerous elaborate pranks that usually involve just about everything in its product portfolio.
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However, Google has likely realised it would be very tone-deaf to partake in such light-hearted internet gags this 1 April, mostly because of the coronavirus pandemic, which continues to affect the entire world. According to an internal email obtained by Business...
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