A Peep at the Mind of Google By Peter Bennett

     This is a good piece showing the mind set of Google, and why these monopolistic internet and social media mega-corporations need to be severely regulated, and fast before they pull down the pillars of the civilised world :

“A Google executive sparked a fierce backlash from employees by using the word “family” in a weekly, company-wide presentation, according to internal documents obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation. Many Google employees became angry that the term was used while discussing a product aimed at children, because it implied that families have children, the documents show. The backlash grew large enough that a Google vice president addressed the controversy and solicited feedback on how the company could become more inclusive. The DCNF received the documents from a source who insisted upon anonymity in order to share them.  One employee stormed out of the March 2017 presentation after a presenter “continued to show (awesome) Unicorn product features which continually use the word ‘family’ as a synonym for ‘household with children,'” he explained in an internal thread. That employee posted an extended rant, which was well-received by his colleagues, on why linking families to children is “offensive, inappropriate, homophobic, and wrong.”

     Google is a firm wielding too much power to be based upon anti-traditional values. Something needs to be done about this, and abuses by the rest of the social media giants, soon. This is especially relevant given that most Americans, and I suspect Australians too, are against endless  political correctness:

“Heading into the 2020 Democratic primaries, a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll has a warning for Democrats: Americans are largely against the country becoming more politically correct. Fifty-two percent of Americans, including a majority of independents, said they are against the country becoming more politically correct and are upset that there are too many things people can't say anymore. About a third said they are in favor of the country becoming more politically correct and like when people are being more sensitive in their comments about others.”

     The writing is on the wall, indeed.



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Monday, 08 August 2022