That chorus of dissent is now growing louder as outside engineers voice their concerns to recruiters working for those tech companies.
It’s likely no accident that women, underrepresented minorities, LGBTQ people, and other underrepresented groups in the tech industry are among the more prominent voices speaking out through recruitment channels. And their opinions may carry even more weight because of Silicon Valley’s eagerness to recruit more diverse workforces.
maybe it's pointless, maybe it's futile, but telling companies that want to recruit me exactly why i'm not willing to work there is one of the only forms of leverage i have as a non-employee, so i'm damn well going to use it. here's the email if you'd like to do the same. pic.twitter.com/hNAXkfSoZK
— Jackie Luo (@jackiehluo) August 1, 2018
It seems @awscloud’s “usually-proactive” leadership just might not realize what horrors their tech is supporting. You too can email your recruiter to make sure it’s *very* clear. pic.twitter.com/60uiRrsCjx
— Anna Geiduschek (@ageiduschek) August 2, 2018
Will this ever happen in India, where (MANY) companies are known to have unethical dealings with government (and other bodies).