Lucan Tor is discussing:

Google tightened its guidelines on how employees communicate about politics and topics not related to work, in a major shift for a company that has long prided itself on open debate.

"has long prided itself on open debate and a freewheeling internal culture."


They are trying to prevent people from leaving a paper trail that will be available to plaintiffs in court cases.

They aren't becoming less political. They are shrouding their political agenda from sunlight.