(credit: Geoff S. / Flickr)
According to the Wall Street Journal, Google has abruptly canceled a company-wide meeting, scheduled for Thursday afternoon, that was intended to address employee questions about the company’s diversity policies.

The meeting was canceled after “right-wing websites published the names of employees who had proposed questions, raising security concerns.”
It’s the latest PR headache for a company that has been caught in a no-win situation since a controversial internal memo written by mid-level Google engineer James Damore surfaced over the weekend.
The memo argued that biological differences partly explain the lopsided gender ratio in technology and management positions at Google. Google officials quickly distanced themselves from the memo before firing Damore.

That won praise from some liberals, but it also created a backlash among more conservative employees at Google as well as from so-called “alt-right” activists outside the company.
Read 4 remaining paragraphs

Leave a Reply