Steve Bannon's Breitbart leads alt-right attack on Google for sacking employee over sexist email

Alt-right criticises Google for sacking employee over gender stereotypes

Google has been criticised for sacking James Damore

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Conservative website Breitbart has led the so-called 'alt-right' in condemning Google for its dismissal of an employee who claimed there are less women in the technology industry due to biology.

James Damore claimed that Google fired him for "perpetuating gender stereotypes" after he sent a document to other employees, according to Newsweek.

In the document he claims the reason there are more men than women in the technology industry is that "women, on average, have more neuroticism."

Damore also wrote: “If we, as a society, allow men to be more ‘feminine,’ then the gender gap will shrink, although probably because men will leave tech and leadership for traditionally ‘feminine’ roles."

But many on social media have actually shown outrage towards Google rather than Damore.

Breitbart, the website founded by Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon, wrote about the story including a picture of a person with their mouth taped shut.

Some on Twitter also posted memes where they changed the name Google to Goolag, a reference to Soviet Russia's "gulag" prison camps.

Ben Shapiro, a conservative commentator claimed Google is a "leftist monopoly" and suggested the man should “immediately declare himself a woman and sue Google for discrimination based on gender stereotypes.”

WeSearchr, an alt-right crowdfunding website, has actually started a campaign to raise money for Damore as he is "reviewing his options for legal action against Google."

So far more than $3,000 (£2304) out of a target of $60,000 (£46074) has been raised.

But Damore could be employed again soon as Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, tweeted: "Censorship is for losers. [WikiLeaks] is offering a job to fired Google engineer James Damore."