Damore: I was sacked because of 'ideological echo chamber' at Google

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This week, James Damore, a male software engineer at Google wrote a 10-page "manifesto" criticising his employer for pushing diversity programmes.

Damore was sacked on Monday after his memo, which claimed that biological differences made women less suited for careers in tech, was circulated widely. The attorney went on and publicly stated that he interviewed over half of the women who are being affected by Google's wage disparities and said that their allegations will be recognized in court.

Google fired Damore on Monday.

Google chief Sundar Pichai said Dimore "crossd the line by advancing harmful gender stereotypes in Google's workplace".

The fired Google employee whose memo caused an uproar was back on the company's campus late Thursday afternoon.

In a statement, Google said it was "concerned that providing personal contact information for more than 25,000 Google employees could have privacy implications, and the judge agreed, citing the history of government data breaches and recent hacking of Department of Labor data".

The way Damore expressed his opinions and pushed discriminatory conclusions runs counter to a free idea exchange.

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Google tried to stop things from getting even more complicated and the CEO fired Damore due to violations in Google's Code of Conduct.

"Looking at who works for Google", Yiannopoulos wrote on Facebook.

Someone with access to an employee-only version of Google Plus made screenshots of messages written by Google employees pledging to create blacklists of colleagues not supportive of the company's diversity measures. "But our Dory questions appeared externally this afternoon, and on some websites Googlers are now being named personally", Pichai said in an email to staff.

"Googlers are writing in, concerned about their safety and anxious they may be "outed" publicly for asking a question in the Town Hall", Pichai wrote. Fired4Truth, widely believed to be Damore's Twitter account, hit 35,000 followers in a matter of days.

Several conservative activists have criticized Damore's firing, and some groups have called for a Google boycott.

One San Francisco lawyer, James Finberg, says his office has been contacted by about 70 female employees at Google in just the past few weeks with complaints about pay inequality, promotions and job assignments. Hundreds of millions of people rely on Google and its products, if not a billion or more, all of which have to do with communications and social interaction.

A Google spokesperson declined to comment on the pending class-action. Can we trust a company that expels Damore for offering a challenge to internal orthodoxy to handle external user heterodoxy fairly and equitably? The loud voice here is a liberal one.

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