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“Anti-Diversity Memo” meeting of Google has canceled by Sundar Pichai

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Updated: 11:00 GMT, Aug 11, 2017 | Published: 10:59 GMT, Aug 11, 2017 |
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Google CEO Sundar Pichai has cancelled a Thursday all-hands meeting originally organized to discuss diversity issues in the aftermath of an “anti-diversity manifesto” that recently went viral within Google, and the firing of James Damore, the Google employee who wrote the document.

According to Recode, which first reported the news, Google employees expressed concern about online harassment after their questions for Pichai and names appeared on right-wing sites in advance of the scheduled meeting.

A Google spokesperson told, “We’ll find a better way to help our employees connect and discuss these important issues further.”