I'm writing today to debunk the libelous myth you stipulated without citing a single source.
I heard back from the OED, Please see link below. Upon noticing drastic differences between Google Dictionary's content and that of the Living Oxford Dictionary, one can only assume that Google has updated their source to something more credible, and has furthermore received authority by the OED to provide for creative license with regards to content.
They make no claim, and cite no source because they are an oracle and they are not required to divulge their source, which is comprised of many of the worlds most intelligent people who work in the field of applied mathematics.
So yes, again: How do you like those apples?
Please re-open the following question: Is Google a lexicon?
Jesse G. Ivy
P.S. Looking at you @Clare https://english.meta.stackexchange.com/users/210913/clare
Also: @MetaEd, please never cite wikipedia. Ever. And be more polite to community members.