Slash Boxes

SoylentNews is people

Submission Preview

Tactics used to suppress James Damore

Rejected submission by Anonymous Coward at 2019-01-08 20:59:04

James Damore has confirmed [] that a person leaking details about his Google troubles [] knows previously non-public information, lending credibility to the report. The previously non-public information that James Damore could confirm includes:

  • the head of Memegen is an "ally" to the diversity cause
  • gave every manager talking points on what to tell their reports about the memo
  • our spying probably made his devices unusably slow, preventing him from organizing support within the company

Other details revealed include:

  • Google needed to make an example of Damore, finding an excuse to fire him
  • He was a top performer who knew too many secrets, like Dragonfly, the secret censored search product in China
  • He had reported legally dubious practices in Search that still exist
  • Google's influence over journalists (ads pay paycheck) was used to plant biased stories
  • Google wrote the NLRB memo and supplied it to a sympathetic lawyer in that agency
  • The memo was later mischaracterized as a ruling that the firing was legal.

Original Submission