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There is a political bias at all levels of the Google-based organization, ” says a former Google employee, Kevin Cernekee.
A former Google engineer, who says he was fired for his conservative beliefs, it is not the first person to say that the Silicon Valley giant’s office culture, that is dominated by liberal politics.
In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, a former engineer, Kevin Cernekee accused the company of fostering a culture of political bullying, said the employees at the two “sides” of the political spectrum, have been dealt with, it is very, very different.
A Google spokesman told Fox News that “We have to maintain our work place policies, without taking into account the political point of view,” and is a reference to the fact that Cernekee the fire was officially attributed to the misuse of company property.
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But Cerenekee, it is not the only person who has cried foul over Google’s perceived political stance, and it looks like Google still has a ways to go in order to refute some of these claims.
“TGIF” by 2016
After the 2016 election, Google has apparently held an all-hands meeting with employees in which executives, including the CEO, Sundar Pichai, gave comfort to the staff and stated that they were nervous about what the Trump administration would be able to do. In the end, a video of the event, which is now known as the “TGIF” video, it was leaked.
However, Google did not deny that the content of the discussion has included the implicit political bias. “For more than 20 years ago, everyone at Google is in a position to be free to express their opinions at these meetings,” the company said in a statement to Buzzfeed. “There was nothing said at that meeting or any other meeting, in order to suggest any political bias, will ever affect the way in which we construct, or the control of any of our products.”
“THE IDEOLOGICAL ECHO CHAMBER & JAMES DAMORE
In August of 2017, ” Google fired engineer, and James Damore, who had written a memo accusing the company of a liberal “ideological echo chamber.”
James Damore, the chief engineer, who was controversially released from Google before the close of the infamous “memo” on the differences between men and women in the tech world.
Damore’s memo said that the number of women in high profile positions to be based in Silicon Valley, as it had to do with the biological differences between the sexes. CEO is Sundar Pichai, who reportedly sent a note to the employees saying that Damore’s memo would violate the company’s code of Conduct by promoting harmful gender stereotypes.”
In response to the protest, Damore wrote a follow-up to his slab, calling for a “silent” member of the team to be based in Silicon Valley.
“In spite of what the public reaction seems to have been there, I have a lot of private messages from fellow Googlers to express their gratitude for bringing up these very important issues where they agree with it, but would never have the courage to say or do to defend our shaming culture, and the possibility of termination of employment,” he wrote. “This has to change.”
A CLASS-ACTION LAWSUIT FROM DAVID GUDEMAN
In less than a year after the fire, Damore filed a class-action lawsuit against Google for alleged discrimination against not only him, but the white men in general. And this time, he was in the group of companies of which a second one of the former Google engineers, David Gudeman.
In the lawsuit, lawyers Damore, and Gudeman argued that their clients, and others, have been chosen to be mistreated because of their “perceived conservative policy positions, their male ( … ) [and] he is of the Caucasian race, through the Google.”
“Google’s employees and executives, with a strong preference to hear from the orthodox opinions are regurgitated repeatedly,” the lawsuit continues, adding that in the end it was made to be in a protected, distorted bubble of groupthink.”
“We are looking forward to defending the charges, Mr. Damore, the trial in the court of law,” a Google spokesman told Fox News at the time, via e-mail.
FILE – this Tuesday, July 19, 2016, file photo, shows the Google logo at company headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
STEPHEN MCPHERSON, AND MICHAEL BURNS
In April 2018, Gudeman, and Damore were joined in their legal quest by two men, Stephen McPherson, and Michael Burns, who argued that they were discriminated against by Google during the application process. As Damore and Gudeman, have been moved to arbitration, which is the case with McPherson and Burns, it is still very much alive and well.
Google hopeful of claiming their status as a conservative white male, it is what has led to their ultimately being denied jobs for which they were interviewed. The pair had been joined by another former Google employee, at one point, Manuel Amador, but he has, reportedly, decided to be the case.
McPherson claims that he was in the final stages of the interview process, he was told that he had been denied. The position in which he was asked, apparently, remained open after the application has been rejected.
Attorneys for Google have tried to argue earlier on in the year in which the lawsuit is based on the idea that, as a conservative white male, it is in a protected class, that is, they deny it. However, their attempts to have the case thrown out on the grounds, which were interrupted when, at the beginning of June, a California judge ruled that the case could proceed.
DISINVITED FROM CAPITOL HILL
In April, Google was disinvited from a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing titled, “Stifling the freedom of Speech: Technology, Censorship, and Public Discourse,” the lawmakers stated in the question, references to the council, Google had to offer.
The public policy of the executive directors of both Facebook and Twitter, testified at the hearing, but it is an empty chair where a Google representative, it would have been. It was apparently disinvited because of concerns that it had not been offered in a senior enough executive to the panel).
The sub-committee chair, Senator Ted Cruz (R-Tx.), said that he would arrange a hearing in the future to tackle Google’s censorship of free speech.”
“We are working hard to fix our mistakes. However, these errors are affected both parties, and is not a product of bias.”
— Karan Bhatia, a Google senior VP, Global Government Affairs & Public Policy
In July, Karan Bhatia, Vice President of Government Affairs and Public Policy at Google, testified before Cruz and others in the Senate Sub-committee on the Constitution.
He pointed out that Google is working to “fix our mistakes” and that “these errors have to be taken by both parties, and is not a product of bias.”
Another Google employee, The Copploa, it was also mentioned in last week’s story in The Magazine. Coppola had reportedly been approached by human resources and only for a few hours after the filing of a criticism of Google, as a conservative, the media. A person “familiar with the matter” told The Journal that Coppola was put on administrative leave, and denial of access to internal systems.
A GoFundMe site, apparently set up by Coppola himself seems to acknowledge that he has been placed on a leave of absence. He is now planning on spending a couple of months, content to publish on topics in the world of politics and technology.”