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Meredith Whittaker
Researching AI's social implications + organizing w/ tech workers. Co-director, NYU Research Scientist, yoga teacher. Ex-Google Open Research.
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Timnit Gebru 13h
Same trend everywhere.
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Ilhan Omar 16h
Amazon has met its match! They might be a tiny group of Somali immigrants, but they are led by Somali women who have the spirit of Arawelo. Don’t sleep on Somali women, we don’t play 💪🏽
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Shannon Mattern 18h
I know I'm behind on this... I'm so often frustrated with the WSJ, but this 5-FULL-PAGE feature on Google's manipulation of its search algorithms -- favoring big businesses + advertisers, keeping blacklists, etc. -- is quite impressive
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WeWorkers Coalition Nov 16
The nearly 1,000 employees who clean and maintain buildings in the U.S. and Canada are being involuntarily terminated on December 9th. They are being offered jobs at a different company, , who will contract them back to WeWork in a similar role “for the time being.”
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Haymarket Books Nov 13
Wow! Wired cover story on Amazon warehouse workers organizing with ✊🏾✊🏽✊🏿
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Veena Dubal Nov 16
Labor doesn’t need “leaders” who think the movement shld function more like capital. No one wants the crumbs offered by portable benefits schemes & company unions. If this year has taught us anything, it is a reminder to have faith in the rank & file. 🔥✊🏾
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Bonnie Fantastic Nov 16
Replying to @mer__edith
This is not even to start with CMU Completing Project Maven, which folks like were able to organize Against at Google. At CMU, this type of harmful tech development is normalized and praised
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Meredith Whittaker Nov 16
📣 HR exists to protect the company from liability. The more punishing and traumatic reporting misconduct is, the more the company is protected. NEVER TRUST HR. I'm heartbroken you went through this, and I wish I were surprised. Solidarity ❤️
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Timnit Gebru Nov 16
I have so much to say about this. We have to work twice as hard but companies do diversity theater without addressing the underlying issue and make things even worse for us.
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Veena Dubal Nov 16
Rest in Power: “His radicalism was..tethered to specific people, who..inspired..a desire for connection. That specificity will always be relevant..esp..at a moment of cynical alienation, when identities have become recitations rather than communities.”
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Meredith Whittaker Nov 16
Replying to @galinash @ClemUhhh
Agree, to an extent. I was at Google 13years (2006 - 2019), and even when small, TGIF was a propaganda exercise. It did used to contain more sensitive/real information, which was reduced as it shifted from an all-staff meeting to a dreary Ted conference.
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Meredith Whittaker Nov 15
Google's TGIF was a captive audience meeting in which executives issued their weekly press release to workers and rarely took questions that mattered. And even this was too much accountability for them...
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William Fitzgerald Nov 15
The SLAP students in Stanford are back in action. Palantir’s recruitment efforts on campus are screwed.
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MPower Change Nov 15
BREAKING—⁩ hires Eric Holder to audit Israeli facial recog firm AnyVision to see if use of their tech on occupied Palestinians complies w MS’s “ethical principles” This is huge news for our campaign w/ ⁦
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Meredith Whittaker Nov 15
Replying to @laurenceb
THIS ☝️
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Meredith Whittaker Nov 15
Replying to @YaleISP_WIII
Disagree with the assessment. These walkouts are a sign of growing worker power, and executives drawing from the age old anti-union playbook is a sign that organizing is working, not that it's doomed.
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Meredith Whittaker Nov 15
Google's TGIF was a captive audience meeting in which executives issued their weekly press release to workers and rarely took questions that mattered. And even this was too much accountability for them...
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Meredith Whittaker Nov 15
Replying to @azeem
Wonderful to chat!
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carina hsieh Nov 14
It’s easy to be brave when your colleagues stand up first. I took a VERY long time and selfishly dragged my feet out of fear. Seeing my brave coworkers speak up on behalf of those of us too afraid to made me realize I should at least try and do the same.
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Generic Soy Milk Nov 7
Replying to @ireneista
The solution to the trolley problem is a transit strike
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