A senior vice president at Google is promising to act against employees who raise their voices against the company’s alleged pattern of misconduct against its conservative personnel.
Google VP Urs Hölzle’s threat follows a recent article on Wired that interviewed Google employees who have been accused in the James Damore lawsuit of discriminating against Caucasian men, who were instead painted as the victims of harassment by the publication—and their whistleblowers as aggressors.
Breitbart reports that in the months following the termination of Google engineer James Damore over a leaked memo that criticized the company’s “diversity” efforts, numerous employees at the company have blown the whistle on the company’s internal goings-on with allegations of threats of violence, harassment, abuse of HR, intimidation, and labor violations.
Following the publication of the Wired story, that piece was reportedly circulated within the company by progressive activists, in an alleged attempt to intimidate their conservative peers from speaking to the press.
The article was also reportedly transformed into an animated movie, or “Cinememe” in Google speak, to share the views of progressives around the company, according to a whistleblower who spoke to Breitbart.
Google management, led by Hölzle, is reportedly using the article, which paints conservative and libertarian whistleblowers as “harassers” and “doxers,” to identify and out errant employees and hold them responsible for “reprehensible conduct.”
Breitbart acquired an internal memo sent out by Hölzle, who wrote:
Sometimes, like yesterday, I am…saddened? taken aback? disgusted? by the thought that there are Googlers coming to work filled with gate towards their colleagues. I’m not even sure what adjective to use….but it’s sad. No matter the topic, there’s just no room for hate at Google.
But then again, I remind myself that 99.99% of our colleagues do not fall into that group, and that we can’t let a small fraction of employees dominate our thoughts, feelings, and culture. That makes me hopeful that we can overcome the attempts to create a culture of hate and fear.
But that is little comfort to the Googlers who are being doxxed or harassed. I hope we will identify those behind this reprehensible conduct. All Googlers are responsible for upholding a workplace and culture that is free of harassment, discrimination, misconduct, bullying, and retaliation.
The Daily Caller has reached out to Google’s press department for comment.