No surprise that Google, who censors right wing Dennis Prager and Alex Jones, and left wing Police The Police, and Free Thought Project, would now seek to censor their own employees from speaking on political topics. Scary, considering the manipulation of results to, as one of their execs put it… “prevent a Trump situation in 2020”. I find any form of censorship shameful, and abhor the idea that people will support the suppression of speech only because they don’t like it.
CEO Sundar Pichai is said to have announced the conversational guardrails, which are distinct from the company’s Code of Conduct, in an email to employees on Thursday. According to Bloomberg, Google is also building a tool to allow employees to flag disruptive posts and creating a group of internal communication moderators to oversee internal forums and mailing lists.
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