James Damore, the fired Google engineer who wrote the now-infamous memo on diversity at the company, has removed mention of PhD studies in biology from his LinkedIn profile.
The removal comes after Wired writer Nitasha Tiku confirmed with Harvard that Damore has not completed his PhD. Damore did complete a master’s degree in systems biology in 2013, Harvard told Wired.
Damore’s biology studies became a crux of a right-wing argument that he had credibility in claiming biological differences between men and women could account for lacking gender diversity at Google.
However, those claims were backed up with shoddy data from Wikipedia and various news articles. Business Insider’s Dana Varinsky was able to debunk many of Damore’s scientific claims.
Google fired Damore earlier this week, saying his claims about gender violated the company’s code of conduct.
Here’s what Damore’s LinkedIn profile looked like earlier this week:
And here’s what it looks like now, after he removed mention of his PhD studies and added mention of his completed master’s degree:
Damore hasn’t responded to several requests for comment this week. Google is not commenting on the matter beyond CEO Sundar Pichai’s memo to employees Monday from night.
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