For alt-right activists, who occupy the rightmost flanks of a powerful conservative internet subculture, Google’s response to Mr. Damore’s memo was low-hanging fruit for mockery. But there is another reason that the alt-right’s opposition campaign appeared so quickly, with such well-practiced maneuvers.This last paragraph is very strange. Nothing in the article suggests that the alt-right wanted Google or any other Si Valley company to take sides in the culture war, or that Google wants to be neutral. Google has aligned itself with the Ctrl-Left. I am sure that the Alt-Right would prefer that Google remained neutral, so that all opinions are available on YouTube.
For the last several months, far-right activists have mounted an aggressive political campaign against some of Silicon Valley’s biggest players. Extending their attacks beyond social networks like Facebook and Twitter, tech’s typical free-speech battlegrounds, they have accused a long list of companies, including Airbnb, PayPal and Patreon, of censoring right-wing views, and have pledged to expose Silicon Valley for what they say is a pervasive, industrywide liberal bias. ...
It’s unlikely that any alt-right protest will make a dent in the bottom lines of multibillion-dollar Silicon Valley behemoths. But by forcing these companies to take sides in an emerging culture war, these activists have already achieved a kind of perverse goal. They have found a new punching bag, and they have proved that in the hyper-polarized Trump era, there is no such thing as neutrality.
Google claims to promote diversity, inclusiveness, and tolerance. But it, and other tech companies, have declared war on Republicans, Alt-Right, and anyone else opposed to their Ctrl-Left agenda.
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