Here's what Google employees are 'banned' from doing at work
Focus on work: Google to employees
Updated workplace guidelines for "Googlers" called on them to be responsible, helpful, and thoughtful during exchanges on internal message boards or other conversation forums.
"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."
What's the logic behind it?
"We're all free to raise concerns and respectfully question and debate the company's activities -- that's part of our culture," the guidelines read.
"Take care not to make false or misleading statements about Google's products or business that could undermine trust in our products and the work that we do."
US President Donald Trump revived his criticism of Google this month, referencing a fired engineer who claimed the internet giant was working against his re-election.
The comments were the latest from the US leader alleging, without evidence, that Silicon Valley giants distort searches and social feeds to suppress conservatives.
Google repeated its response that these claims are baseless.
In recent years, Google employees have challenged the company on issues including sexual harassment in the workplace; bidding on contracts with US defense or immigration agencies; and the potential for tailoring its online search engine for use on China's heavily censored internet.