James Damore, the Google ex-employee fired for his 'diversity memo' has a new Twitter account

Saturday, 12 August 2017, 07:05:36 PM. The account sports a profile photo of Damore wearing a custom T-shirt parodying the Google logo and reading “Goolag.”
The Google logo is shown reflected on an adjacent office building in Irvine, California, on August 7. The company sacked an employee over his views on diversity. Mike Blake/Reuters The former Google employee fired for writing a controversial memo about the company’s diversity policy has created a Twitter account, “@Fired4Truth,” adding to his snowballing online celebrity. The account, which is not verified but which The New York Times has confirmed is genuine, sports a profile photo of Damore wearing a custom T-shirt parodying the Google logo and reading “Goolag,” an apparent pun on the prison camps introduced to the Soviet Union by Josef Stalin. His biography reads: “Former Google Senior Software Engineer and Harvard PhD student, fired for telling the truth.” Daily Emails and Alerts - Get the best of Newsweek delivered to your inbox One post showed him standing outside Google’s Mountain View campus holding a sign that reads “fired for truth.” Periscope problems! Live in Mountain View. pic.twitter.com/pGZ9G1E0Jy — James Damore (@Fired4Truth) August 10, 2017 The account’s creation follows Damore’s decision to grant two of his first major interviews on his firing to right-wing YouTube personalities Stefan Molyneux and Jordan B. Peterson. The Twitter account further demonstrates Damore’s growing cachet among figures associated with the "alt-right" white nationalist movement and other online conservatives. The photographer Peter Duke, whom The New York Times Magazine...Read more
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