The fallout over that Google diversity memo rages on

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  1. Calliers

    Calliers Administrator/Editor Staff Member

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    After James Damore, the Google engineer who was fired this week, wrote a contentious memo about gender and diversity, he said he wanted to start a conversation between the left and the right. In that regard, he's been wildly successful.

    For those not following along, Damore, a senior engineer at the world's biggest search engine, wrote a memo about a month ago entitled "Google's Ideological Echo Chamber." It went viral throughout Google and last week it leaked to the press.

    In the 10-page, 3,300-word manifesto, the 28-year-old argues that a gender gap at Google exists not solely because of sexism, but in part because of "biological" differences between men and women. The memo went viral after being posted on an internal network and sparked outrage from some Google employees.

    Damore has been on a media tour, giving interviews to Bloomberg and conservative YouTube host Stefan Molyneux. On Friday, he continued the blitz. In an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal called "Why I was Fired by Google," he slammed the company for its attempt to "silence open and honest discussion."

    "How did Google, the company that hires the smartest people in the world, become so ideologically driven and intolerant of scientific debate and reasoned argument?" he wrote.
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    google.. specially in control of youtube.. has royally fucked up in such a way.. that they've thrown not only other youtubers and some of the biggest money makers they had.... under the bus.. along with themselves.
     
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