Why I hate my job and why I left it
In this Aug. 10, 2019, file photo, a woman holds up a photo of her husband and child as they stand on the street in front of the International Foresight building in New York.
She was forced to leave her job at a software company that she said she loves because of the amount of harassment she faces.
(AP Photo/Jessica Hill) In this Oct. 20, 2020, file photograph, an image from the Google News app is seen in the background in New Delhi.
The Indian government has accused Google of suppressing information that may harm national security and has sought to strip it of Google’s “right to information” and “right of reply.”
(AP Photos/Manish Swarup) The Indian prime minister says the country will pursue legal action against Google for its alleged suppression of news stories about the Zika virus.
(Reuters/Siddharth Nath Mishra) The U.S. Congress is considering a resolution to investigate whether Google has intentionally censored the news it provides to its search engine users.
(Bloomberg) In a tweet, Google spokeswoman Emily Pierce said the company is committed to a diversity of news, but has a duty to treat all of our users with respect and dignity.
“We are committed to building a more diverse community and welcoming all,” she said.
(ABC News) In an interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.
Va., chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said the committee’s investigation is focused on the company’s treatment of journalists and others.
Manchin said Google’s practices “should not be tolerated.”
“The American people deserve to know that Google has a diversity program,” Manchin added.
“I think they deserve to see that the company that they support is also a diverse company.”
(Associated Press) Google’s new chief executive says it has “a long-term commitment” to diversity.
“There are people in the company who do not have the qualifications that we are looking for,” Eric Schmidt said during a conference call with journalists.
(Associated News) A New York City police officer was shot in the leg in his car Thursday, just days after the company reported its worst quarterly profit since 2012.
(CBS News) The Wall Street Journal reports that Google is facing legal challenges in several U.K. cities.
(WSJ) The United Nations is investigating allegations that Google unfairly censored news stories in several countries.
The U of S at Berkeley and the University of Illinois have both launched investigations into the allegations.