Julian Assange offers job to fired anti-diversity Google employee

Julian Assange has offered the Google employee who was fired for writing an anti-diversity memo a job at Wikileaks.

Assange, who is currently residing in the Ecuadorian embassy, tweeted multiple times in support of James Damore, the engineer who wrote the memo which went viral.

The Wikileaks founder argued that the Google employee had a right to express an opinion, however unpopular.

However, Assange went even further and appeared to defend the ex-Google engineer’s controversial views by tweeting and linking to various bits of content that seem to be about scientists backing up the engineer’s claims.
 

He said:

“Censorship is for losers. @WikiLeaks is offering a job to fired Google engineer James Damore.

“Women & men deserve respect. That includes not firing them for politely expressing ideas but rather arguing back.”

He had previously tweeted:

“Identity politics 2.0 wars come to Google. Oh no. But mass spying is fine since its equal opportunity predation.”

The engineer wrote an internal 3000 word document attacking political correctness and diversity issues which was then published in full by tech website Gizmodo.

He was later fired for “perpetuating gender stereotypes”.

Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai told employees in a note on Monday that portions of the anti-diversity memo “violate our Code of Conduct and cross the line by advancing harmful gender stereotypes in our workplace,” according to a copy of the note seen by Reuters.

Google’s vice president of diversity, Danielle Brown, sent a memo in response to the furore over the weekend, saying the engineer’s essay “advanced incorrect assumptions about gender”. 

 

 

 

 

 

Post Comment