San Francisco. Google has cracked down on its employees who encourage political speech and internal debates at workplace, restricting the company's historically open work culture.
In an email sent to employees, Google CEO Sundar Pichai explained the company's revised community guidelines.
"While sharing information and ideas with colleagues helps build community, disrupting the workday to have a raging debate over politics or the latest news story does not.
"Our primary responsibility is to do the work we've each been hired to do, not to spend working time on debates about non-work topics," the new guidelines read.