FACT CHECK: Did Google Not Change Their Logo In Honor Of Memorial Day?
A post shared on social media purports that Google did not change their logo to celebrate Memorial Day, but they did for pride month.
Google During Ukraine Independence Day
Google During Cinco de Maya
Google During Gay Pride Month
Google During Memorial Day pic.twitter.com/kMoouBEujF
— Matt Wallace (@MattWallace888) May 29, 2023
This claim is inaccurate.
European Commission deputy head Vera Jourova called for Artificial Intelligence generated images to be forced to be labeled as such, Reuters reported. The EU is considering regulations to curb concerns over misinformation with the use of AI as ChatGPT has become “the fastest-growing consumer application.”
The Twitter post purports Google did not honor Memorial Day with a logo artwork change. The post shared several images from Google’s interface showing the different design changes for the holiday or season, including Cinco de Mayo and Pride Month.
“Google During Ukraine Independence Day, Google During Cinco de Maya, Google During Gay Pride Month, Google During Memorial Day,” the caption reads. The alleged image of the Memorial Day was the standard Google logo.
The claim is inaccurate. There is no credible news report that suggests this claim is accurate. Google featured a simple gray alternative to their logo to honor the fallen troops, an archived version of the search engine from Memorial Day shows the artwork.
The Memorial Day logo was only visible to users within the United States. Google’s doodle archive shows the artwork’s reach. The same doodle had been used to commemorate Memorial Day in years past. A USA Today news report from 2021 mentioned the artwork. (RELATED: Did A Florida School Ban Amanda Gorman’s Poem?)
This is not the first time a misinformation has been shared online. Check Your Fact recently debunked a claim that an AI-controlled drone killed the operator in a simulation.