Alt-right protesters are planning a “March On Google” next week, following the US tech giant’s firing of an employee over his internal company memo discussing gender differences in the workforce, the media reported.
Far right internet activist Jack Posobiec and “a coalition of free speech activists around the US” organized the march, according to the official “MarchOnGoogle” site.
“We are going to raise awareness about Google’s one-sided bias and campaign against dissenting opinions and voices,” Posobiec told the media on Thursday. The marches will take place “anywhere Googlehas an office” including Austin, Boston, New York City, Mountain View, and Washington D.C., reports The Hill magazine.
“Google is a monopoly, and it’s abusing its power to silence dissent and manipulate election results,” says the website. “Their company YouTube is censoring and silencing dissenting voices by creating “ghettos” for videos questioning the dominant narrative. We will thus be Marching on Google!”
James Damore, a software engineer at Google, was fired this week after he circulated a controversial anti-diversity memo. Google CEO Sundar Pichai said Damore’s memo violated the company’s code of conduct.
This news comes hours after Sundar Pichai reportedly cancelled a town hall meeting to allay fears over the manifesto and addressed a coding event for women on the campus.
“I want you to know there’s a place for you in this industry. There’s a place for you at Google. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. You belong here, and we need you,” said a report in The Verge on Friday, quoting Pichai.