Deeply concerned by Google's treatment of Meredith Whittaker, whose work at the has been so important to society
Google Walkout Organizers Say They're Facing Retaliation via
"I’m told that to remain at the company I will have to abandon my work on AI ethics and the AI Now Institute." "My manager started ignoring me, my work was given to other people, and I was told to go on medical leave, even though I’m not sick."
WTAF: told she would have to abandon her co-founding role at in retaliation for organizing walkout at Google. It’s almost as if Google doesn’t even want to be challenged to be a much more ethical company. via
So much respect for , cofounder, for putting it on the line to protest sexual harassment, unethical practices, and retaliation . Even while institutions benefit from AI ethics work, they silence or diminish key voices.
Includes full text of the message shared internally today about retaliation against walkout organizers: calls to abandon AI ethics work, demotion, and more bringing attention to these issues has come at a professional cost the employees who spoke out
It's buried at the end of this article, but 's letter about Google's retaliation against the #GoogleWalkout organizers is worth reading in full:
”Two employee activists at Google say they have been retaliated against for helping to organize a walkout among thousands of Google employees in November, and are planning a “town hall” Friday for others to discuss alleged instances of retaliation“
they're retaliating against Claire fucking Stapleton? unfuckingbelievable.
Let's all stand with the Google Walkout Organizers. The company and our digital lives are SO MUCH BETTER because of and with them, and the board should be ashamed of its blatant measures to oppress democratic dissent and retaliate against organizers.
If you haven't read the new report from , do that, then read this from , then keeping telling us this industry is fine and nothing is broken. #workersforworkers stands with , , & all victims of retaliation
Meredith Whittaker and Claire Stapleton are two Google leaders whom I very much admire from the years I spent there.
This is not a good look.
Oh no they won’t: Google Walkout Organizers Say They're Facing Retaliation | WIRED
Google walkout organizers facing retaliation for their corporate activism and #MeToo #TimesUp challenges
a scary twist in the Google walkout story
Two Google walkout organizers say they've faced demotions or dramatically changed roles since the walkout last November. via
This self own is a _side_ story to Google retaliating against employees who helped organize a walk out (20,000 strong across the world) over sexual discrimination. Thanks to for her high quality reporting threading between the many issues.
If this is how treats employees advocating for less biased, and more ethical approaches to handling ML and AI systems, just imagine what they are willing to do with your data.
Two employee activists at Google say they have been retaliated against for helping to organize a walkout among thousands of Google employees in November, and are planning a “town hall” meeting Friday for others to discuss alleged instances of retaliation