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Google CEO says 'I don't regret' firing author of diversity memoSundar Pichai talks about the fallout of firing James Damore saying he didn't do it for political reasons.
Do either of you regret for one minute firing him? I regret that it played out. It's tough to communicate a nuanced issue into risk climate, and so it played out in a polarized way. I regret that people misunderstand that we may have made this because of a political belief one way or the other. I regret those things, but It is important for the women at Google, and for all the people at Google, we wanna create an inclusive environment. In the context of the workplace, it was the right decision for us to make. So that's a no. I don't regret that. Susan, you wrote a public piece about it. I wrote a public piece about it, but I think it was the right decision. Where a company trying to create a very diverse, inclusive environment. And if something violates our code of conduct, we should be able to take an action. And I think that that's very clear There might have been some confusion because we are a company that provides a lot of product for free speech, right? [UNKNOWN] search, YouTube, and so we wanna enable lots of different discussion across the products. But as a company that we are running with our employees, we also need to make sure that our employees are staying within our code of conduct.