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Damore was sacked on Monday. What did he think the reaction would be to his point about there being biological differences between men and women that contribute to the lack of female engineers at the company? "I think what's really inspiring is they did this on their own - basically", Johnson added.

In "Why I was sacked by Google", Damore reveals the toxic workplace culture in the company, where sharing opinions is limited to a certain ideological spectrum.

Much of the op-ed focuses on Damore's claim that he was the victim of a corporate "shaming". He wrote that public shaming serves as a warning that punishment awaits those who don't conform to the ideological beliefs of the majority.

Google is a particularly intense echo chamber because it is in the middle of Silicon Valley and is so life-encompassing as a place to work.




"For many, including myself, working at Google is a major part of their identity, nearly like a cult with its own leaders and saints, all believed to righteously uphold the sacred motto of 'Don't be evil, ' he wrote". It went viral throughout Google and last week it leaked to the press. "Google had to solve the problem caused by my supposedly sexist, anti-diversity manifesto".

Damore received company rebuke when he released and had an anti-diversity memo published. There are about 87,000 Google groups - essentially email lists formed around a central theme - and more than 8,000 discussion groups like "misc" - short for miscellaneous - where employees debate and disagree on topics ranging from the optimal temperature in the office to the brand of laundry detergent the company should use for washing employee towels.

Damore, who has emerged as a hero of conservative media, stands by his memo, saying he considered it a "reasoned, well-researched, good-faith argument". In the days since his firing, Damore chose to give his first major interviews to two right-wing YouTube personalities: Stefan Molyneux, and Jordan B. Peterson. In an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal called "Why I was sacked by Google", he slammed the company for its attempt to "silence open and honest discussion". Employees can search documents for information about different divisions within the company on its internal network.

Google did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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