Milo Yiannopoulos, an alt-right commentator, posted images on Facebook on Wednesday taken from social media profiles of several people who identified as working for Google. I've already had my say in Wednesday's USA Today on how existing federal law would have helped shape Google's incentives in handling that furor. While allowing some of the requests to go forward in pared-down form, the ALJ drastically cut back their scope and said the agency "OFCCP offered nothing credible or reliable to show that its theory ... is based ... on anything more than speculation".
After James Damore, the Google engineer who was sacked this week, wrote a contentious memo about gender and diversity, he said he wanted to start a conversation between the left and the right.
Pichai earlier said parts of the 3,300-word manifesto crossed the line by "advancing harmful gender stereotypes" in the workplace. Damore said he shared the missive, titled "Google's Ideological Echo Chamber", about a month ago with specific individuals and groups focused on diversity before posting it to a mailing list called "skeptics" on August 2.
But many have come to Damore's defense, particularly those who oppose what Damore called Google's "left bias".
Echo chambers maintain themselves by creating a shared spirit and keeping discussion confined within certain limits. With one lengthy post, a Google employee ignited a fierce debate about the company's culture. Take a look at a couple more banners below. Damore was sacked on Monday. Brown locked her account this week after being inundated with hateful tweets for her critical response to an engineer's controversial memo attacking Google's diversity efforts.
Amid the scandal Google faces due to former employees online posting, Google's CEO Sundar Pichai was to give a highly anticipated speech regarding gender existing issues.
Management at the largest tech firms, including Google, have publicly committed to diversifying their workforces, although the percentage of women in engineering and management roles remains low at many companies. That reignited concerns that internal discussions would not stay private.
"Googlers are writing in, concerned about their safety and anxious they may be 'outed" publicly for asking a question in the town hall, ' he explained. Pichai's email was sent about an hour before the event was to start Thursday afternoon.
During an interview with a far-right YouTube personality on Tuesday, Damore stood by his memo. It went viral throughout Google and last week it leaked to the press.
Over 60 former and current Google employees are reportedly considering bringing a class action lawsuit against the tech giant, over alleged workplace discrimination.