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Google Manifesto: an internal meeting canceled for "security" reasons at Google

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Debate: Google Manifesto: an internal meeting canceled for "security" reasons at Google

Debate: The theme of the meeting was diversity and was to follow the publication of a memo that was deemed discriminatory against women by a company engineer, who has since been dismissed.



Sexism in the small world of technology companies is a debate that now directly touches Google. The Internet giant had to cancel an internal meeting to be held yesterday Thursday on the subject of diversity and freedom of expression. The meeting was to bring together the company's 60,000 employees for 30 minutes. Argument raised: the risks of "security" for certain employees of the company.



It was Google CEO Sundar Pichai who mentioned in an email to employees that the names of some employees who had asked questions upstream to prepare for this meeting had leaked online. What to fear for their security according to Google, some of them having expressed "their concerns".

A concern that follows the societal extent taken by this case of internal memo published by James Damore. The author of the document is now being criticized by some freedom-of-expression activists who believe that he is the victim of a form of "politically correct". Many websites linked to the "alt-right" movement like Breitbart support this approach and present James Damore as a martyr of freedom of expression.

Sundar Pichai ensures that new appointments should take place in the company on this theme so that everyone can "feel at ease talking freely".

The text argues that biology prevents women from being as effective as men

Google had dismissed James Damore at the origin of the controversial memo. The text argues that biology prevents women from being as effective as men in the technology industry. The CEO of Google told the employees that the author of the memo had violated the company's rules by writing and publishing the controversial document. "Parts of the memo violate our Code of Conduct and cross the line by advancing gender stereotypes in our work environment," Sundar Pichai wrote to staff. "Suggest that a group of our colleagues have traits that make it less biologically adapted to this work is offensive and unacceptable. "The theme of the meeting was diversity and was to follow the publication of a memo that was deemed discriminatory against women by a company engineer, who has since been dismissed.



Sexism in the small world of technology companies is a debate that now directly touches Google. The Internet giant had to cancel an internal meeting to be held yesterday Thursday on the subject of diversity and freedom of expression. The meeting was to bring together the company's 60,000 employees for 30 minutes. Argument raised: the risks of "security" for certain employees of the company.



It was Google CEO Sundar Pichai who mentioned in an email to employees that the names of some employees who had asked questions upstream to prepare for this meeting had leaked online. What to fear for their security according to Google, some of them having expressed "their concerns".

A concern that follows the societal extent taken by this case of internal memo published by James Damore. The author of the document is now being criticized by some freedom-of-expression activists who believe that he is the victim of a form of "politically correct". Many websites linked to the "alt-right" movement like Breitbart support this approach and present James Damore as a martyr of freedom of expression.

Sundar Pichai ensures that new appointments should take place in the company on this theme so that everyone can "feel at ease talking freely".

The text argues that biology prevents women from being as effective as men

Google had dismissed James Damore at the origin of the controversial memo. The text argues that biology prevents women from being as effective as men in the technology industry. The CEO of Google told the employees that the author of the memo had violated the company's rules by writing and publishing the controversial document. "Parts of the memo violate our Code of Conduct and cross the line by advancing gender stereotypes in our work environment," Sundar Pichai wrote to staff. "Suggest that a group of our colleagues have traits that make it less biologically adapted to this work is offensive and unacceptable. "
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