Monday, August 07, 2017

Robert Spencer: Google’s “left-wing bias has alienated its own workers” - Jihad Watch

About Robert Spencer

ROBERT SPENCER is the director of Jihad Watch, a program of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, and the author of seventeen books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) and The Truth About Muhammad. His latest book is The Complete Infidel’s Guide to Free Speech (and Its Enemies). Coming in November 2017 is Confessions of an Islamophobe (Bombardier Books).
Spencer has led seminars on Islam and jihad for the FBI, the United States Central Command, United States Army Command and General Staff College, the U.S. Army’s Asymmetric Warfare Group, the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), the Justice Department’s Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council and the U.S. intelligence community. He has discussed jihad, Islam, and terrorism at a workshop sponsored by the U.S. State Department and the German Foreign Ministry. He is a consultant with the Center for Security Policy and vice president of the American Freedom Defense Initiative.
Spencer is a weekly columnist for PJ Media and FrontPage Magazine, and has written many hundreds of articles about jihad and Islamic terrorism. His articles on Islam and other topics have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Examiner, the New York Post, the Washington Times, the Dallas Morning NewsFox News OpinionNational ReviewThe Hill, the Detroit NewsTownHall.comReal Clear Religion, the Daily Caller, the New Criterion, the Journal of International Security Affairs, the UK’s Guardian, Canada’s National PostMiddle East QuarterlyWorldNet DailyFirst ThingsInsight in the NewsAleteia, and many other journals. For nearly ten years Spencer wrote the weekly Jihad Watch column at Human Events. He has also served as a contributing writer to the Investigative Project on Terrorism and as an Adjunct Fellow with the Free Congress Foundation.

Google’s “left-wing bias has alienated its own workers”

The complaining conservative employee in this story is discussing gender bias, but his points are sound in a larger sense: it is true that Google, like the other Leftist new media giants, is indefatigably opposed to viewpoints that dissent from the hard-Left line. And Google has begun manipulating its search results to conceal criticism of Islam and jihad, and material that Muslims don’t want seen.
“Google’s ‘left-wing bias has alienated its own workers’: Senior engineer claims colleagues with right-wing views are forced to keep them ‘in the closet,'” by David Gardner, MailOnline, August 6, 2017:
Internet giant Google has been accused by one of its own employees of ‘alienating conservatives’ with its politically correct left-wing bias.
A senior software engineer at the company claimed in a document that was distributed to colleagues that right-wing employees were forced to keep their views ‘in the closet’ to avoid hostility….
The engineer claims Google’s ‘left bias’ has created ‘a politically correct monoculture that maintains its hold by shaming dissenters into silence’.
He adds: ‘This silencing has created an ideological echo chamber where some ideas are too sacred to be honestly discussed.’…
The anti-diversity manifesto claimed that Google should focus on ‘ideological diversity’….
In a section of the document titled ‘Stop Alienating Conservatives,’ he argues for the importance of ‘viewpoint diversity.’
‘In highly progressive environments, conservatives are a minority that feel like they need to stay in the closet to avoid open hostility,’ he claims.
‘We should empower those with different ideologies to be able to express themselves.
‘Alienating conservatives is both non-inclusive and generally bad business because conservatives tend to be higher in conscientiousness, which is require for much of the drudgery and maintenance work characteristic of a mature company.’
The author was being lambasted on social media….