Google CEO Sundar Pichai
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Google CEO Sundar Pichai has cancelled a Thursday all-hands assembly initially organized to debate range points within the aftermath of an “anti-diversity manifesto” that recently went viral within Google, and the firing of James Damore, the Google worker who wrote the doc.
In response to Recode, which first reported the news, Google workers expressed concern about on-line harassment after their questions for Pichai and names appeared on right-wing websites prematurely of the scheduled assembly.
A Google spokesperson informed BuzzFeed Information, “We’ll discover a higher means to assist our workers join and focus on these essential points additional.”
Right here is the complete textual content of Pichai's memo to workers, which Google offered to BuzzFeed Information:
“TL;DR Sorry for the late discover however we’re going to cancel at this time’s City Corridor.
“We had hoped to have a frank, open dialogue at this time as we at all times do to convey us collectively and transfer ahead. However our Dory questions appeared externally this afternoon, and on some web sites Googlers are actually being named personally. Googlers are writing in, involved about their security and frightened they could be “outed” publicly for asking a query within the City Corridor.
“In recognition of Googlers’ considerations, we have to step again and create a greater set of situations for us to have the dialogue. So within the coming days we are going to discover a number of boards to assemble and have interaction with Googlers, the place individuals can really feel snug to talk freely. We’ll share particulars quickly.
“Over the previous two days, I’ve had the prospect to satisfy with so many individuals right here, and I’ve learn every of your emails rigorously. The overwhelming majority of you’re very supportive of our determination. A smaller share of you would like we’d do extra. And a few are frightened that you simply can not converse out at work freely. All your voices and opinions matter…and I need to hear them.
“Within the meantime, let’s not neglect what unites us as an organization — our need to construct nice merchandise for everybody that make an enormous distinction of their lives. I’ve been in just a few product discussions at this time and felt energized by the essential issues we’re engaged on. We will, and can proceed, to return collectively to do the perfect for the individuals we serve.
4chan's /pol/ message board, recognized for doxxing individuals who don't agree with its extremist views, tweeted the names and Twitter handles of Google workers to be doxxed:
Milo Yiannopoulos did the identical:
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And the right-wing web site Vox Populi revealed the names and job titles of individuals allegedly arguing for Damore to be fired.
James Damore seemed to be staging a small protest close by Google headquarters, per his Twitter account, @Fired4Truth.