Google cancels meeting about diversity due to threats

Google cancels meeting about diversity due to threats

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Techgigant Google has a public discussion about diversity cancelled, because employees online are threatened.

a half hour before the meeting, sent Google CEO Sundar Pichai, an internal e-mail, in which he the event of the calendar took. This e-mail is in the hands of Recode.

The techgigant had staff invited to the meeting to speak about diversity in the workplace. Earlier this week an employee is dismissed, because he in a manifesto argued against the diversity policy of the company. He wrote, among other things, that women are not good against stressful work.


According to Pichai, people would be critical about dismissal information of individual Google employees have become obsolete. Staff might be afraid that their private data on the street lie as they ask questions during the diversiteitsbijeenkomst.

The online trace of private data is also called ‘doxxen’. This can be data such as, for example, woonadressen and phone numbers posted online.

New way

The Google ceo wants to find a new way to connect with staff about diversity to talk. This is done by the workers threatened without risk, their opinions can share.


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