Category Archives: Google is Evil

Lawsuit: Google Instructed Managers that ‘Individual Achievement’ and ‘Objectivity’ Were Examples of ‘White Dominant Culture’

A document brought to light by James Damore’s class-action lawsuit against Google and drafted by the company’s HR department instructing managers at the company on how to be “inclusive” cautioned managers against rewarding employees for traits “valued by the U.S. white/male dominant culture”, including individual achievement, and meritocracy.

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Can Internet Oligarchs Tilt the Playing Field to the Left?

In January 2005, I participated in a conference at Harvard’s Kennedy School on new media. A number of seminal internet figures were there–the founder of Wikipedia, a guy who was regarded as the original blogger, and others, along with some academics. The only “old media” person I recall being there was Jill Abramson of the New York Times, who seemed depressed.

At one point, another participant who was also a conservative took me aside and expressed concern about the fact that the infrastructure of the internet was controlled by leftists.

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It’s time to start paying attention to Facebook and Google and what they’re doing to shape our society.

s our readers are likely aware, your author publishes a website aimed at a market of Southern conservatives grossly underserved by the legacy media in terms of ideology and emphasis on several core issues. In Louisiana where we’re based, we are usually the only source of information about the excesses of wasteful and corrupt government and we’re quite often the only media operation calling attention to the conservative, or Republican, or even non-statist, perspective on current events.

And like lots of other conservative publications, we didn’t come about thanks to a large-scale capital raise or a decision made in a corporate boardroom. It was sweat equity which built The Hayride, just as sweat equity built so many other hundreds and thousands of sites small and large which combine to present such an effective — and growing — obstacle to the manipulation and domination of the national conversation by the legacy media.

But so far this year a chill wind has blown through the conservative blogosphere, a wind so cold and so fierce as to extinguish a number of very recognizable players. Right Wing News is gone, as is Rare, as is Truth Revolt.

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Google should not collaborate with Pentagon on AI, say employees but that China AI research lab is A-OK I guess!

Thousands of Google employees have signed an open letter asking the internet giant to stop working on a project for the US military.

Project Maven involves using artificial intelligence to improve the precision of military drone strikes.

Employees fear Google’s involvement will “irreparably damage” its brand.

“We believe that Google should not be in the business of war,” says the letter, which is addressed to Google chief executive Sundar Pichai.

“Therefore we ask that Project Maven be cancelled, and that Google draft, publicise and enforce a clear policy stating that neither Google nor its contractors will ever build warfare technology.”


Meanwhile… Google launching artificial intelligence research center in China

Working for your country may “irreparably damage Googles “brand”?  SJW bastards. 

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Cambridge Analytica Is Not The Problem. Google And Facebook ARE The Problem

…I conduct scientific research on online manipulation, and, at this point, I probably know more about it than anyone else in the world. Online manipulation of our thinking, opinions, purchases and votes is real, powerful and scary; the numbers are mindboggling, in fact. But Cambridge Analytica is not the problem, mainly because the methods it uses to manipulate are not very powerful. Compared with the real threats out there, they are, in fact, trivial.

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Internet giants should support local news, culture, Melanie Joly says

OTTAWA–Internet giants like Facebook and Google should play a direct role in investing in “trusted local journalism” and Canadian culture, Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly said Tuesday.

Joly told the Star international tech companies have “not basically accepted they have a clear responsibility” to the countries they operate in, including promoting and funding cultural content, but also shaping public debate and discussion.

Far from being “neutral pipelines” for information, Joly said the digital platforms have immense power in deciding what content Canadians consume, from Netflix recommending your next TV binge to Facebook and Google promoting some news stories over others.

Rock meets hard place, the likes of Google and FB are the new gatekeepers, but “trusted local journalism”? As defined by who? Justin Trudeau’s handlers? No thanks.

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James Damore: Googlers ‘Generally Think That All Southerners Are Stupid’

…Google employees root this disdain for the American South in identity politics, Damore told PJ Media in an interview Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). “They’ve reduced everything to identity politics, and you being poor but white is, you’re still privileged,” he said.

Damore argued that the stringent identity politics culture of Google and other Silicon Valley tech companies makes employees callous toward the struggles of poor people, unless they fit into strict racial or sexual categories. “They really have no empathy for a lot of the poor in America,” the software engineer explained, because many of those poor people are white.

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James Damore: Google Leftists ‘Dig Through a Private Conservative Mailing List’ to Get People Fired

OXON HILL, M.D. — Former Google senior software engineer James Damore told PJ Media that Leftist staff at Google are “trying to dig through” a private mailing list for conservatives at the Silicon Valley company, attempting to get them fired.

“There are some networks [of conservatives], they’re not well-known,” Damore said in an interview Friday. “There’s a private mailing list at Google, but many employees want to dig through that — it’s a conservative mailing list.”

Why do employees “want to dig through it”? So they can get conservatives fired.

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‘Advancing Gender Stereotypes’: You Can Be Fired for Telling the Truth, Feds Rule

Former Google engineer James Damore has attempted to take civil and legal action against his former employer after being fired in August, but on Thursday, a federal memo revealed that one of Damore’s filings has been unequivocally denied.

The National Labor Relations Board published its memo this week, which was issued in January after Damore filed a charge against his former employer on August 8. In spite of Damore withdrawing his NLRB filing in September, the board proceeded to examine and issue its own ruling: Google “discharged [Damore] only for [his] unprotected conduct while it explicitly affirmed [his] right to engage in protected conduct.” The NLRB emphasized that any charge filed by Damore on the matter should be “dismissed.”

In explaining the board’s reasoning, NLRB member Jayme Sophir points to two specific parts of the controversial memo circulated by Damore in August: Damore’s claim that women are “more prone to ‘neuroticism,’ resulting in women experiencing higher anxiety and exhibiting lower tolerance for stress” and that “men demonstrate greater variance in IQ than women.” . . .

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Infamous Google memo author shot down by federal labor board

Former Google engineer James Damore has attempted to take civil and legal action against his former employer after being fired in August, but on Thursday, a federal memo revealed that one of Damore’s filings has been unequivocally denied.

The National Labor Relations Board published its memo this week, which was issued in January after Damore filed a charge against his former employer on August 8. In spite of Damore withdrawing his NLRB filing in September, the board proceeded to examine and issue its own ruling: Google “discharged [Damore] only for [his] unprotected conduct while it explicitly affirmed [his] right to engage in protected conduct.” The NLRB emphasized that any charge filed by Damore on the matter should be “dismissed.”

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