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Protesters say they are going to raise awareness about Google's one-sided bias and campaign against dissenting opinions and voices.
  • Friday, August 11, 2017 - 12:48

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" have 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 Google has 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, which claimed that "the representation gap between men and women in software engineering persists because of biological differences between the two sexes". 

Google CEO Sundar Pichai said Damore's memo violated the company's code of conduct and condemned portions of the controversial memo that argued that women are not "biologically fit" for tech roles.

Pichai said parts of the 3,300-word 'manifesto' crossed the line by "advancing harmful gender stereotypes" in the workplace.

Google also cancelled its town hall meeting due to the employees’ concerns around online harassment. The all-hands meeting was intended to address the controversy around an internal memo that argued women were underrepresented in tech due to innate biological differences.