What’s Next: Retaliating Against Google

With the firing of James Damore, the author of the “Google Manifesto,” the pushback has been immediate.

I’m seeing conservatives dropping Chrome for Safari and recommending the Brave browser, developed by Brendan Eich (who was trounced from Mozilla Firefox for supporting anti-gay marriage legislation).

While the above-board discussion is about which sites and platforms to which we ought to decamp (I’m putting my faith in Roku), the underbelly has a different tactic:

There is now a target on the backs on the Silicon Valley companies whose foreign-born engineers are bringing family over on their H1Bs and are overstaying their tourist visas.

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2 Responses

  1. Eliza says:

    James Damore firing might have actually being the worse thing google might have done and at the same time James was wrong for publicly criticizing its employer, because if protected concerted activity allows individuals to yell racist slurs on the picket line, then workers can probably send a memo criticizing an employer’s diversity program to other staff members in an effort to improve work conditions. Margaret with Roku i will give it some more time before putting my faith.

  2. Sam P. says:

    I agree with Eliza. It is interesting that conservatives are leaving Chrome for alternative browsers and software developed by people like Brendan Eich. I am curious to see what other companies and products are abandoned moving forward. I doubt this will end with Google and will likely spread through the Valley.

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