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Google Fires Author of Divisive Memo on Gender Differences

  • Engineer wrote memo blasting "politically correct monoculture"
  • CEO Pichai said Google employee violated Code of Conduct
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Former U.S. Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith discusses Silicon Valley's diversity challenges with Bloomberg's Emily Chang on 'Bloomberg Technology.' (Source: Bloomberg)

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Alphabet Inc.’s Google has fired an employee who wrote an internal memo blasting the web company’s diversity policies, creating a firestorm across Silicon Valley. 

James Damore, the Google engineer who wrote the note, confirmed his dismissal in an email, saying that he had been fired for “perpetuating gender stereotypes.” He said he’s “currently exploring all possible legal remedies.”