Cisco is preparing to close its software engineering department, a move that the company’s CEO is calling “political correctness.”
The company is expected to announce the decision in a memo on Tuesday, the San Jose Mercury News reported on Tuesday.
In a memo to employees posted on its website, Cisco said the decision would affect the entire organization, and that it would “include all staff and contractors” and that all existing software engineering and research positions would be shut down.
Cisco is one of the largest software developers in the world, according to its website.
It employs more than 5,000 people worldwide and is a leader in the software engineering industry.
In recent months, the company has been under fire for its political correctness policies and for using “fake” social media accounts to target and harass political opponents.
Last week, a group of people, including several women, released a video on social media calling for the resignation of Cisco CEO Randal Orr.
The video included images of men, including the man in the video, wearing an orange shirt and holding a sign that read, “I’m sick and tired of you CISOs.”
The incident prompted Orr to apologize and issue an apology to the group.