The firing of a Google programmer who authored a controversial memo criticizing the company’s diversity initiatives has become a cause célèbre for many on the right. They see the case of James Damore confirming their suspicions that Silicon Valley suppresses conservative viewpoints and are turning their fire on his former employer. Damore’s internal memo became public when published by Gizmodo last Saturday. Titled “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber,” it argued that Google’s initiatives to close its workforce gender gap were misguided because the disparity was more a result of biological differences between men and women than biased hiring practices or sexism. Women are underrepresented in professions like coding, Damore argued, in part because they are more susceptible to “neuroticism,” leading to higher levels of anxiety and a low tolerance for stress.

The memo sparked a firestorm of controversy, reopening long debates about sexism and diversity in the tech industry. Google fired Damore on Monday.
But conservatives and activists on the right from many stripes have been rallying to Damore’s defense.
Wesearchr, a crowdfunding site that supports alt-right causes, launched a fundraiser for him that has raised $40,000 as of Friday afternoon.
Some GOP lawmakers also took to Twitter to show their support for Damore and scold Google.
“I am very troubled by @google’s treatment of James Damore,” wrote Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.). “You shouldn’t lose your job for telling the truth!”
Sen. John CornynJohn CornynNew GOP immigration bill would drastically increase border surveillance: report The growing Chinese threat to advanced technology industries GOP senators ask Trump to hold off on Venezuelan oil sanctions MORE (R-Texas), the number two Republican in the Senate, said in another tweet that the firing violated Damore’s First Amendment rights.
And on Friday, New York Times columnist David Brooks, seen by many as a voice for the moderate conservatives, called for Google CEO Sundar Pichai to resign. Brooks argued that Damore’s memo presented valid points and was being unfairly mischaracterized by the media.
“He could have wrestled with the tension between population-level research and individual experience,” Brooks wrote in his column about Pichai. “He could have stood up for the free flow of information. Instead he joined the mob.”
A Google spokeswoman declined to comment to The Hill for this story.
For his part, Damore has welcomed his newfound prestige in right-wing circles.
He’s been retweeting messages of support sent by alt-right figures on his newly-created Twitter account, which goes by the handle @Fired4Truth. His Twitter picture shows him wearing a shirt that says “Goolag” in lettering similar to Google’s logo.
He recently retweeted a post criticizing Pichai from Katie McHugh, a journalist who was fired from Breitbart in June after she tweeted an anti-Muslim comment following a  terror attack in London.
And on Friday, in a Wall Street Journal op-ed, Damore likened Google to “a cult” and said he had been fired because of bad publicity after his memo was leaked.
“In my document, I committed heresy against the Google creed by stating that not all disparities between men and women that we see in the world are the result of discriminatory treatment,” he wrote. “When I first circulated the document about a month ago to our diversity groups and individuals at Google, there was no outcry or charge of misogyny. I engaged in reasoned discussion with some of my peers on these issues, but mostly I was ignored.”
Conservatives have seized on the controversy, saying it shows how their viewpoints are increasingly being censored in the workplace, academia and media.
And the firing is also red meat for those who see Google and Silicon Valley as a whole as too cozy with Democrats.
Conservative media outlets seized on emails published by WikiLeaks last year that showed Eric Schmidt, the CEO of Google parent company Alphabet, had been collaborating closely with Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonJudge orders new search for Hillary Clinton’s Benghazi emails Chance the Rapper: ‘I have a bigger voice than Donald Trump’ Bill and Hillary Clinton to take questions at joint Dallas appearance MORE’s presidential campaign. To many on the right, the episode built on what they saw as a cozy relationship with the Obama administration.
Google, though, has been working in recent years to overcome that perception and improve their standing amo
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The firing of a Google programmer who authored a controversial memo criticizing the company’s diversity initiatives has become a cause célèbre for many on the right.
They see the case of James Damore confirming their suspicions that Silicon Valley suppresses conservative viewpoints and are turning their fire on his former employer.
Damore’s internal memo became public when published by Gizmodo last Saturday. Titled “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber,” it argued that Google’s initiatives to close its workforce gender gap were misguided because the disparity was more a result of biological differences between men and women than biased hiring practices or sexism.
Women are underrepresented in professions like coding, Damore argued, in part because they are more susceptible to “neuroticism,” leading to higher levels of anxiety and a low tolerance for stress.

The memo sparked a firestorm of controversy, reopening long debates about sexism and diversity in the tech industry. Google fired Damore on Monday.
But conservatives and activists on the right from many stripes have been rallying to Damore’s defense.
Wesearchr, a crowdfunding site that supports alt-right causes, launched a fundraiser for him that has raised $40,000 as of Friday afternoon.
Some GOP lawmakers also took to Twitter to show their support for Damore and scold Google.
“I am very troubled by @google’s treatment of James Damore,” wrote Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.). “You shouldn’t lose your job for telling the truth!”
Sen. John CornynJohn CornynNew GOP immigration bill would drastically increase border surveillance: report The growing Chinese threat to advanced technology industries GOP senators ask Trump to hold off on Venezuelan oil sanctions MORE (R-Texas), the number two Republican in the Senate, said in another tweet that the firing violated Damore’s First Amendment rights.
And on Friday, New York Times columnist David Brooks, seen by many as a voice for the moderate conservatives, called for Google CEO Sundar Pichai to resign. Brooks argued that Damore’s memo presented valid points and was being unfairly mischaracterized by the media.
“He could have wrestled with the tension between population-level research and individual experience,” Brooks wrote in his column about Pichai. “He could have stood up for the free flow of information. Instead he joined the mob.”
A Google spokeswoman declined to comment to The Hill for this story.
For his part, Damore has welcomed his newfound prestige in right-wing circles.
He’s been retweeting messages of support sent by alt-right figures on his newly-created Twitter account, which goes by the handle @Fired4Truth. His Twitter picture shows him wearing a shirt that says “Goolag” in lettering similar to Google’s logo.
He recently retweeted a post criticizing Pichai from Katie McHugh, a journalist who was fired from Breitbart in June after she tweeted an anti-Muslim comment following a  terror attack in London.
And on Friday, in a Wall Street Journal op-ed, Damore likened Google to “a cult” and said he had been fired because of bad publicity after his memo was leaked.
“In my document, I committed heresy against the Google creed by stating that not all disparities between men and women that we see in the world are the result of discriminatory treatment,” he wrote. “When I first circulated the document about a month ago to our diversity groups and individuals at Google, there was no outcry or charge of misogyny. I engaged in reasoned discussion with some of my peers on these issues, but mostly I was ignored.”
Conservatives have seized on the controversy, saying it shows how their viewpoints are increasingly being censored in the workplace, academia and media.
And the firing is also red meat for those who see Google and Silicon Valley as a whole as too cozy with Democrats.
Conservative media outlets seized on emails published by WikiLeaks last year that showed Eric Schmidt, the CEO of Google parent company Alphabet, had been collaborating closely with Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonJudge orders new search for Hillary Clinton’s Benghazi emails Chance the Rapper: ‘I have a bigger voice than Donald Trump’ Bill and Hillary Clinton to take questions at joint Dallas appearance MORE’s presidential campaign. To many on the right, the episode built on what they saw as a cozy relationship with the Obama administration.
Google, though, has been working in recent years to overcome that perception and improve their standing amo

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