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Google cancels staff meeting over fears of online harassment

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(Reuters) - Alphabet's Google on Thursday cancelled a company-wide meeting scheduled to discuss the controversy over a memo opposing company diversity policies, citing concerns about attacks on employees from far-right internet commenters, according to an email from Google's chief executive that was obtained by tech news site Recode.Google on Monday fired an engineer, James Damore, who posted a memo on Google's internal network arguing that the company's dearth of female engineers was because women are genetically less well-suited to software engineering than men. Google said Damore violated ...

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First Published: Fri, August 11 2017. 08:16 IST
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