Google Harassing, Firing Employees For Politically Incorrect Speech

The firing of Google engineer James Damore for suggesting men are more suited to technical roles than women has triggered a culture war inside the Internet giant, with some Google employees saying the company is not doing enough to protect them from a harassment campaign that has subjected them to hateful comments and violent threats . . . [They claim they’ve been harassed] after screenshots were included in the 161-page lawsuit Damore filed in January alleging Google discriminates against whites, conservatives and men. . .

Google site reliability engineer Liz Fong-Jones, a trans [man who dresses as a woman] who has been the target of a harassment campaign conducted by a group of “extremists” inside Google, says [he] knows “multiple” colleagues who were not contacted by human resources or who were told that the company couldn’t do anything about their concerns. . .

Members of the far right have escalated their campaign against Google and the tech industry in recent weeks. Chuck Johnson, who was kicked off Twitter in 2015 after tweeting about wanting to “take out” civil rights activist DeRay McKesson, filed a lawsuit against Twitter on the same day that Damore filed his against Google. That week, James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas also released undercover videos of Twitter employees that it said showed the company is out to quash conservative voices. . .

That debate blew up last August when Damore’s memo leaked and he was eventually fired. . . In his memo, Damore wrote that while he did not oppose diversity, efforts to increase the number of women in technology were unlikely to succeed because in general, women are more interested in people than ideas. Women are also more prone to anxiety and less tolerant of stress, Damore said. (Read more from “Google Harassing, Firing Employees Politically Incorrect Speech” HERE)

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