Google cancels all-hands meeting on diversity firestorm



Google CEO Sundar Pichai says employee safety prompted cancellation of an all-hands meeting on the company’s diversity memo controversy.

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai has canceled an all-hands meeting scheduled for Thursday afternoon to address the diversity controversy that has dogged company for the past week after some of the proposed questions were leaked online.

The personal safety of Google employees was cited as the reason for the cancellation in a Pichai email sent to employees Thursday. Pichai said he had heard from several employees concerned about online harassment they would receive due to their names and questions being published by outside websites.

“We had hoped to have a frank, open discussion today as we always do to bring us together…

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