Woke tech giant Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc. announced they will cut 12,000 workers.
Google and YouTube gave a $13.2 million grant to the Poynter Institute’s International Fact-Checking Network – the goal is to launch a global “fact-checking” fund.
Google aided the FBI-DOJ with geotracking methods in their garbage lawsuit against the Oath Keepers.
Dr. Robert Epstein identified “about a dozen new forms of online manipulation” that use the ephemeral experiences controlled primarily by Google. Dr. Epstein has determined this manipulation can swing votes of undecided voters by up to 80% in certain demographics and turn a 50/50 split into a 90/10 without anyone knowing they are being manipulated.
The RNC has accused Google’s Gmail of suppressing over 22 million RNC emails.
Google has made their woke agenda a priority and it seems woke doesn’t pay.
Google parent company Alphabet Inc. said it will eliminate 12,000 jobs, making it the latest tech company to lay off employees amid an uncertain economic environment.
Chief executive Sundar Pichai said the cuts affect teams globally, including recruiting, some corporate functions, as well as some engineering and products teams. The layoffs are global and impact U.S. staff immediately, Pichai told employees in an email on Friday.
“Over the past two years we’ve seen periods of dramatic growth. To match and fuel that growth, we hired for a different economic reality than the one we face today,” he wrote. “I am confident about the huge opportunity in front of us thanks to the strength of our mission, the value of our products and services, and our early investments in AI.”
Times of India shared Pichai’s note to employees:
I have some difficult news to share. We’ve decided to reduce our workforce by approximately 12,000 roles. We’ve already sent a separate email to employees in the US who are affected. In other countries, this process will take longer due to local laws and practices.
This will mean saying goodbye to some incredibly talented people we worked hard to hire and have loved working with. I’m deeply sorry for that. The fact that these changes will impact the lives of Googlers weighs heavily on me, and take full responsibility for the decisions that led us here.
Over the past two years we’ve seen periods of dramatic growth. To match and fuel that growth, we hired for a different economic reality than the one we face today.
I am confident about the huge opportunity in front of us thanks to the strength of our mission, the value of our products and services, and our early investments in AL. To fully capture K, we’ll need to make tough choices. So, we’ve undertaken a rigorous review across product areas and functions to ensure that our people and roles are aligned with our highest priorities as a company. The roles we’re eliminating reflect the outcome of that review. They cut across Alphabet, product areas, functions, levels and regions.
To the Googlers who are leaving us: Thank you for working so hard to help people and businesses everywhere. Your contributions have been invaluable and we are grateful for them.
While this transition won’t be easy, we’re going to support employees as they look for their next opportunity (you can find more details here)
In the US:
– We’ll pay employees during the full notification period (minimum 60 days).
– We’ll also offer a severance package starting at 16 weeks salary plus two weeks for every additional year at Google, and accelerate at least 16 weeks of GSU vesting
– We’ll pay 2022 bonuses and remaining vacation time. We’ll be offering 6 months of healthcare, job placement services, and immigration support for those affected.
– Outside the US, we’ll support employees in line with local practices.
As an almost 25-year-old company, we’re bound to go through difficult economic cycles. These are important moments to sharpen our focus, re-engineer our cost base, and direct our talent and capital to our highest priorities.
Being constrained in some areas allows us to bet big on others. Pivoting the company to be Al-first years ago led to groundbreaking advances across our businesses and the whole industry.
Thanks to those early investments, Google’s products are better than ever. And we’re getting ready to share some entirely new experiences for users, developers and businesses, too. We have a substantial opportunity in front of us with Al across our products and are prepared to approach it boldly and responsibly.
All this work is a continuation of the “healthy disregard for the impossible that’s been core to our culture from the beginning. When look around Google today, I see that same spirit and energy driving our efforts. That’s why remain optimistic about our ability to deliver on our mission, even on our toughest days. Today is certainly one of them.
I’m sure you have many questions about how we’ll move forward. We’ll be organizing a town hall on Monday. Check your calendar for details. Until then, please take good care of yourselves as you absorb this difficult news. As part of that, if you are just starting your work day, please feel free to work from home today.
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