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Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Tech: Julian Assange wants to hire the Google engineer who got fired for writing the anti-diversity manifesto (GOOG, GOOGL)

Julian Assange has come to the defense of the fired Google engineer.

The guy that caused days of non-stop controversy at Google and in the Valley can apparently go work at Wikileaks should he want to.

On Monday Google fired an engineer who wrote a now infamous memo against diversity that went viral within the company, was published by the press and has been the cause of non-stop talk ever since.

But the engineer, James Damore, needn't worry about a job if he needs one.

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has publicly offered to bring him on board:

As you might expect, Assange argued that the guy had a right to express an opinion, however unpopular.

However, Assange went even further and appeared to defend the ex-Google engineer's controversial views by tweeting and linking to various bits of content that seem to be about scientists backing up the engineer's claims. To recap: the engineer basically argued that many traits generally considered sexist stereotypes are in fact basic attributes baked into human biology and argued that Google's true problem is that it alienates people based on their political viewpoint, noteably people on the political right.

Later, after the controversy began, the engineer revised his memo to say that the world is misrepresenting his ideas, "I value diversity and inclusion, am not denying that sexism exists, and don’t endorse using stereotypes," he wrote, and said that he's heard from a lot of Googlers that agreed with him but are afraid to say so for fear of getting fired. (Here's the full copy of the memo.)

It's also worth noting that Assange has a history with Google. In between his defense of the engineer on Tuesday, Assange also fired off a tweet that plugged his book which includes a chapter on Google. Assange believes that Google had a "special relationship" with Hillary Clinton.

The memo enrapt and enraged so many people inside Google and outside that Google CEO Sundar Pichai cut his family vacation short to come back and calm his employees down.



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