Fired engineer: Google tried to shame me

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According to an op-ed titled "Why I was sacked by Google" in the Wall Street Journal on Saturday, James Damore, who was sacked for writing a 10-page anti-diversity memo, said: "Google is a particularly intense echo chamber because it is in the middle of Silicon Valley and is so life-encompassing as a place to work".

Damore disagrees with how the company reacted to his post, claiming that he only meant to say men and women differ due to biological reasons and that is why there are not so many female representatives in leadership positions and in the tech industry. The WikiLeaks founder and chief tweeted, "Censorship is for losers", before adding that there was a job for fired Google software engineer James Damore at his whistleblowing organization.

Dory is a system used internally for Google employees to submit and vote on questions to be asked at town hall meetings. Volunteers are planning a march on the company offices in nine cities on August 19, according to the March on Google website. In the meantime, the fired Google employee has been thrust into the spotlight and gained several job offers.

"Googlers are writing in, concerned about their safety and anxious they may be 'outed" publicly for asking a question in the town hall, ' he explained.

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.

Milo Yiannopoulos, a known provocateur and former editor at Breitbart News, posted a photo showing the Twitter profiles of eight Google employees, including Brown, who spoke out publicly against the memo. Does it make sense to have, say, 85 percent of those website coders be male?

The way Damore expressed his opinions and pushed discriminatory conclusions runs counter to a free idea exchange. In addition to the WSJ, he has given interviews to Bloomberg, spoken at length with two YouTube personalities popular with alt-right and right-wing audiences, Stefan Molyneux and Jordan B. Peterson, and he did a photoshoot with alt-right photographer Peter Duke. Fired4Truth, widely believed to be Damore's Twitter account, is closing in on 50,000 followers in a matter of days. James Finberg, the civil rights attorney working on the potential lawsuit on behalf of Google's female employees, told the Guardian that female staff at the tech giant have earned less than men, despite being equally qualified.

Finberg said that about half of the more than 60 women who have reached out to the attorney in the past three weeks still work for Google.

Google declined to comment on the planned protest. His words came hours after he canceled a company-wide meeting on gender issues. The loud voice here is the liberal one.