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The culture wars have come to Silicon Valley

It is under the scanner for penalising people who express dissenting opinions

Nick Wingfield | NYT 

The culture wars that have consumed politics in the United States have now landed on Silicon Valley’s doorstep. That became clear this week after Google on Monday fired a software engineer, James Damore, who had written an internal memo challenging the company’s diversity efforts. The firing set off a furious debate over Google’s handling of the situation, with some accusing the company of silencing the engineer for speaking his mind. Supporters of women in tech praised Google. But for the right, it became a potent symbol of the tech industry’s intolerance of ...

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First Published: Wed, August 09 2017. 22:43 IST