Fired engineer calls Google an ideologically driven 'mob' intolerant of scientific debate

Gwen Vasquez
August 13, 2017

In the meantime, the fired Google employee has been thrust into the spotlight and gained several job offers. My firing neatly confirms that point.

In his memo, Damore slammed Google's "politically correct monoculture" and suggested women may lag behind men in top tech positions because women are less assertive and more neurotic.

"If Google continues to ignore the very real issues raised by its diversity policies and corporate culture, it will be walking blind into the future-unable to meet the needs of its remarkable employees and sure to disappoint its billions of users", Damore wrote. They can use Memegen to criticise management and openly challenge executives with questions voted on by employees at weekly companywide meetings.

Among those who denounced Damore's views on female workers was former Google vice president-turned-Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, who stated on Facebook that inequality in technology did not stem from gender differences. Fired4Truth, widely believed to be Damore's Twitter account, is closing in on 50,000 followers in a matter of days. The protest's organizers say they are reaching out to Damore to speak.

Damore claimed in a complaint filed on Monday to the National Labor Relations Board that he had been subject to "coercive statements" at Google. James Finberg, who is a civil rights attorney has announced that he is working on finding a legal basis for these women.

Finberg said that about half of the more than 60 women who have reached out to the attorney in the past three weeks still work for Google.

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A Google representative did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment.

Google seemed to reach its limit with that approach this week.

In an essay published in The Wall Street Journal on Friday, Mr. Damore said "there was no outcry or charge of misogyny" when he shared the memo initially.

Another echoed Damore's criticisms: "I am a moderately conservative Googler, and I am and have been scared to share my beliefs".

"We are going to raise awareness about Google's one-sided bias and campaign against dissenting opinions and voices", activist and protest march organizer Jack Posobiec, a self-identified member of the "new right" that seeks to distance itself from the white-power politics of the alt-right, told this news organization via Twitter. "What is leadership doing to ensure Googlers like me feel invited and accepted, not just tolerated or safe from angry mobs?"

This structure was supposed to make it easier for Google to grow new ventures and moonshot projects. This past January, in its last month of office, the Obama DoL followed up with a lawsuit alleging that Google had not been forthcoming enough in providing employee information in response to the review, and asking a court to order it to comply.

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