Despite the massive power of the tech giant, the diffuse power of irate internet users still intimidates Google.
So, after Google “doxes” and publicly shames the heretic who thinks men and women have different interests, the internet intimidates Google by giving them a taste of their own medicine. Unlike Googles actions there is no question of a law being broken, so Conservatives should regard this situation with some satisfaction. While Google employees claim to be “harassed,” that word is usually just an attempt to criminalize people for expressing an opinion they don’t like.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai has canceled the company’s much anticipated meeting to talk about gender issues today. The move came after some of its employees expressed concern over online harassment they had begun to receive after their questions and names have been published outside the company on a variety of largely alt-right sites.
“We had hoped to have a frank, open discussion today as we always do to bring us together and move forward. But our Dory questions appeared externally this afternoon, and on some websites Googlers are now being named personally,” wrote Pichai to employees. “Googlers are writing in, concerned about their safety and worried they may be ‘outed’ publicly for asking a question in the Town Hall.”
Pichai was set to address the search giant’s 60,000 employees in 30 minutes in an all-hands meeting about a recent post by recently fired employee James Damore. In it, the software engineer claimed that women might not be as good as men at tech because of biological reasons, like “neuroticism.” In other words, they could not handle stress and high pressure as much.
Speaking of high pressure, Google is under that for sure in the wake of Damore’s blog and the reaction it has engendered from outside the company, especially among deeply conservative sites like Breitbart and others.
Wired reported earlier that conservative pundit Milo Yiannopoulos “posted on his Facebook page the Twitter biographies of eight Google employees who criticized Damore’s post.”
Matt Palumbo tweeted the graphic that Milo Yiannopoulos posted:
Diversity at Google pic.twitter.com/PBI2SawaYa
— Matt Palumbo (@MattPalumbo12) August 8, 2017
It is hardly harassment to point out public information that the people were eager to share about themselves. Here’s my favorite commentary thus far:
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