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A new report suggests that Google will adopt a “respectful code” policy that will eliminate politically incorrect terms used at the company in its programming. The new policy bans common programming terminology like “master and slave,” widely found in both software and hardware, to fight the “harmful effects of bias and discrimination.”
According to a report by The Daily Caller, Google is aggressively working to censor speech inside the company and possibly on its internet services. A new policy called the “respectful code” will ban words and phrases that officials at Google’s diversity and inclusion office have deemed offensive.
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Leaked documents suggest that the new code was created to combat bias and discrimination in society. Google feels that implementing the “respectful code” is their way of contributing to the fight against hatred and bigotry in society.
“At Google, inclusivity is central to our mission and our culture, and our values include treating each other with dignity,” the Google document reads. “As such, it’s important that everyone can do their work without facing the harmful effects of bias and discrimination. However, terms in our codebase, Uls, and documentation can perpetuate that discrimination. This documentation...
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