In an open letter distributed Tuesday, a Google software engineer described a company culture of left-wing “outrage mobs” who use the tech giant’s anonymous bias-reporting channels to shut down conservative social and political thought.
Mike Wacker, writing on Medium, warned that if “left unchecked, these outrage mobs will hunt down any conservative, any Christian, and any independent free thinker at Google who does not bow down to their agenda.”
He claimed that in March, the company offered him a severance package to leave, with an implied threat that it would find a pretext to fire him if he refused.
In 2017, Google employee James Damore was fired after writing a memo accusing the tech giant of “alienating conservatives” at its Bay Area headquarters.
Wacker offered as an example an incident in which a fellow Republican was confronted for expressing admiration for University of Toronto Professor Jordan Peterson and his protest of the Canadian government forcing people to use transgender pronouns.
The concerned employee said that this support for Peterson caused other employees to feel unsafe at work.
Wacker himself was reported twice through Google’s anonymous reporting channels.https://www.wnd.com/2019/05/republican-google-engineer-outrage-mobs-forcing-me-out/