After President Donald Trump was elected, Google employees used company time and resources to organize anti-Trump demonstrations — another example of the overwhelmingly politically liberal culture within the tech giant.
The Daily Caller's Peter Hasson revealed the efforts in a new book, titled, "The Manipulators: Facebook, Google, Twitter, and Big Tech's War on Conservatives." Hasson obtained Google emails showing the extent of the coordination within the company to oppose Trump.
"If your stomach turns when you consider a Trump presidency, I urge you not to let this moment pass quietly," one Google employee wrote to his coworkers, urging them to attend a protest in San Francisco.
Another Google employee organized a protest in which people would send disapproving postcards to the White House on March 15. That protest was publicized with a dramatically worded email, telling employee bring their "woke selves" to an area on the Google campus.
"We the people, in vast numbers, from all corners of the world, will overwhelm the man in his unpopularity and failure," the email said. "We will show the media and the politicians what standing with him — and against us — means. And most importantly, we will bury the White House in pink slips, all informing Donnie that he's fired. Each of us — every protester from every march, each congress-calling citizen, every boycotter, volunteer, donor, and petition signer — if each of us writes even a single postcard and we put them all in the mail on the same day, March 15th, well: you do the math. No alternative fact or Russian translation will explain away our record-breaking, officially-verifiable, warehouse-filling flood of fury."
The Trump presidency apparently survived this attempted flood of mail.
In his book, Hasson emphasizes the unlikelihood that someone organizing pro-Trump political activity would be allowed to use company time, email lists, and office space in such a way.
"It bears repeating that the employees used their work email addresses, a company listserv, and company office space to organize their anti-Trump activism, because there is absolutely no chance that a Google employee could get away with organizing pro-Trump activism using Google resources on company time," Hasson wrote. "If someone tried, their coworkers would run them out of the company, if their bosses didn't fire them first."