Digital rights activists launch a whistleblower campaign to help big tech employees speak out against unethical tech, including ads on social media platforms targeting the employees of those companies.
From mass data leaks to government spying to biased facial recognition, we know that technology has been used to commit some of the worst atrocities in history. Tech workers know this truth and are the first line of defense that we have against unethical use of technology.
That’s why we’re launching the Speak Out Tech whistleblower campaign.
In 2018, the world saw hundreds of tech workers expose corruption and abuses of power in some of the biggest Silicon Valley companies. When companies were accepting government surveillance contracts and providing the technical foundation for the violation of human rights, tech employees were not letting them get away with it. Employees speaking out have led to urgent and important national debates about privacy & race, immigration, and government contracts.
Because of these employees, we were all able to be educated, be organized & take action on issues of inhumane technology uses at companies such as Google, Salesforce, Microsoft, and Amazon.
The campaign features:
- Resources for employees choosing to shed light on unethical tech
- Direct links to SecureDrop whistleblowing platforms
- Compelling video that speaks directly to tech workers and calls on them to be the first line of defense against unethical
- Crowdfunding effort to place targeted ads for the campaign on social media
So, if you work in tech, you can go to SpeakOut.tech, use the resources, and share this campaign page with coworkers. If you don’t work in tech, share this page with everyone you know and consider donating to our crowdfunding effort to get this campaign to reach as many tech workers as possible!