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Google has issued "Community Guidelines" that discourage employees from discussing workplace policies, separated from the previously open Policy. The new rule is an attempt to tone down "disruptive" conversations and hold employees accountable for what they say, the company says. Google also designs a tool that lets workers flag offensive posts, it says. The move comes after more than a year of protests from conservative politicians and commentators who claim Google has shown liberal bias in digital search and the company's culture, culminating with a congressional hearing on the subject last month.