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Google workers protest company’s decision to place workers on leave: ‘Instead of listening to us, the company has chosen to silence us.’

Google workers gathered outside the company’s San Francisco office Friday to protest its recent decision to put two employees on administrative leave. Protesters accused the company of retaliating against workers who have spoken out against some of its controversial projects, and charged that Google’s culture of openness is being stamped […]
Google workers protest company’s decision to place workers on leave: ‘Instead of listening to us, the company has chosen to silence us.’
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Google refused to call out China over disinformation about Hong Kong — unlike Facebook and Twitter — and it could reignite criticism of its links to Beijing

Google stopped short of calling out China after disabling 210 YouTube channels linked to a coordinated disinformation campaign about the protests in Hong Kong. Twitter and Facebook also banned accounts on their platforms this week, but they clearly linked the perpetrators to the Chinese state. Google’s apparent reticence could ignite […]
Google refused to call out China over disinformation about Hong Kong — unlike Facebook and Twitter — and it could reignite criticism of its links to Beijing
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A prominent former Googler says she has ‘grave concerns about how strategic decisions are made at Google today’ and how it treats employees

Liz Fong-Jones, a prominent former Google engineer known for speaking out for employee rights, wrote about her experience inside the search giant in an op-ed published on Wednesday. Fong-Jones writes that she has “grave concerns about how strategic decisions are made at Google today,” and that the company has “misused […]
A prominent former Googler says she has ‘grave concerns about how strategic decisions are made at Google today’ and how it treats employees