So, where is this line that we can't cross?

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  1. Latherty

    Latherty Well-Known Member

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    Of the James Damore diversity memo, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said that:

    "much of what was in that memo is fair to debate, regardless of whether a vast majority of Googlers disagree with it. However portions of the memo violate our Code of Conduct and cross the line. "

    OK then - so whats "in" and whats "out"?

    I seriously doubt that Google will get much more specific. Their goal will be to create a climate of maximal fear-of-offending, and that is best done by never allowing employees to know where the uncrossable lines are." Alan Jacobs, English professor Baylor University

    https://www.theatlantic.com/technol...question-for-google-ceo-sundar-pichai/536535/
     
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    Latherty Well-Known Member

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    Why can't Google tell us what this guy did wrong to get fired? What an oppressive atmosphere it must at that company.
     
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    tecoyah Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    There seems to be an overreaction to the disgust Trump bring to many Americans, resulting in exaggerated PC mindset trying to battle and offset the changes he brings to society. Charlottesville leading to confederate statue vandals is another example.
     
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    Latherty Well-Known Member

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    Possibly, i think its the other way round. Trump is a reaction to the loss of trust in the media. Trump has been able to get away with things he should not be able to get away with, because the main media channels have favored Op-ed over reporting and shrill outcry over analysis. It made it easy for him to just say "fake news" and everyone could believe that about main-stream journalism. What a terrible state of affairs for the industry to be in.

    Meanwhile, the PC culture kept encroaching on reason until you get this kind double-speak and ThoughtCrime embedded in a company like Google.

    I mean, for that to hit Google, which should be the paragon of free speech and information-sharing, then imagine what it has been like over the past few years in the institutions and dull-end corporates...

    Even Damore describes himself as "centrist" but feels he can only get a fair interview in "alt right" social media. What a shocking indictment on the quality of media journalism in the world today.
     
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    Latherty Well-Known Member

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    Can anyone please enlighten us of where this mysterious line is?
    Shouldn't someone be able to tell us?
     
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    He was fired because he openly criticized the hiring policy of his superiors. One which tries to diversify the employee pool by adding more women.
     
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