The company has issued new community guidelines on Thursday that address what employees are allowed to say within the company. According to the new rules, “disrupting the workday to have a raging debate over politics or the latest news” doesn’t “build community,” and employees should, therefore, “Avoid conversations that are disruptive to the workplace or otherwise violate Google’s workplace policies”…

Asked how Google will determine if a political debate qualifies as “raging” or “disruptive,” the spokesperson told Gizmodo the community management team will have to assess this. Community moderators will be tasked with monitoring conversations in group forums and will “intervene and redirect the conversation or in some cases, shut down or delete the thread entirely,” according to the spokesperson. The community management team will usually attempt to educate workers before disciplining them…

The guidelines show a strong shift from the “open communication culture” that Google used to be known for.