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.
“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.”
He was later fired for “perpetuating gender stereotypes”.
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”.