Mike Wacker, a disenchanted Google software engineer, published on social media a redacted email from a Google manager to a lower-level employee daring to question the platform’s anti-Trump dogma. Per the email, Google was taking on “fake news” and “hate speech” because “that’s how Trump one.” Per his post: “[Wacker’s manager] said we need to stop hate [speech] and fake news because that’s how Trump won the election. Wacker defended his publication of the email on social media, saying that this is “not an isolated incident.”
Here’s more from Breitbart…
A manager at Google allegedly cautioned a lower-level employee for questioning the company’s stance on “fake news,” telling him that the company had to stop fake news and “hate speech,” because “that’s how Trump won,” according to a post aired publicly by another Google employee on social media.
Mike Wacker, a software engineer at Google, published on social media a redacted email he claims he received from a fellow employee in 2017, which alleged political bias at the company. According to Wacker’s post, his colleague at Google wrote:
Also, I posted a comment on a meme regarding fake news on Search and someone reported it to [Human Resources]. I didn’t say I was in favor or against, just cautioned that we need to be car[e]ful. My manager brought it up in our 1:1 last week. Made me feel very uncomfortable for having an opposing view.