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A crisis forces Google to uphold its values

Memegen was filled with posts mocking email leak of Sundar Pichai's memo to the media so quickly

Daisuke Wakabayashi | Bloomberg 

As a crisis unfurled at Google over an employee memo that argued biological factors helped explain the shortage of female engineers and leaders in Silicon Valley, some of the most pointed critiques of the company’s handling of the issue were posted to its own message boards. Memegen, an internal forum that uses images overlaid with funny captions, was filled with irreverent posts that openly mocked how an email discussing the memo from Sundar Pichai, Google’s chief executive, had leaked to the media so quickly. Other posts, seen in screenshots of Memegen that were shared ...

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First Published: Mon, August 14 2017. 02:27 IST