Google News article Google says it is working to fix a misleading headline about an avocado that was widely shared on social media.
The company said in a blog post Wednesday that it will update the headline, which was published Wednesday night.
Google says the headline was meant to describe an avocado without its green color, but that it’s actually an avocado with green skin.
“The headline was intended to convey a sense of urgency for the consumer to take action to protect the environment,” the company said.
“We are deeply disappointed that the headline did not accurately reflect the avocado’s green color and is taking steps to ensure the headline will be changed in future.”
Google says in its blog post that the company is working with the Department of Agriculture (USDA) and other agencies to fix the headline.
“A post in our social media feed that included a headline like this one was widely reported as if it were accurate,” the post reads.
“Today, we’re making this change to correct the error.
We apologize for any confusion or misunderstanding.
The headline has been updated and the post is no longer being shared on our social network.
We appreciate the understanding of the public and want to assure them that we are working to ensure it will not happen again.”
Google’s post comes after the social media giant released a photo of an avocado plant in its Google Earth app on Wednesday.
The photo shows a yellow avocado plant, with green leafy stems and leaves.
The avocado, according to Google, is an avocado species with a green skin and a green flesh color.
“Google Earth has been working for many years to make it easier to find things like avocado plants, and we want to make sure it is always up to date on what is going on in the world,” Google said in the post.
The update also says that Google has updated its “Discover” tab on its Maps app to show the location of the green avocado.