DHH @dhh Creator of Ruby on Rails, Founder & CTO at Basecamp, NYT best-selling author, and Le Mans 24h class-winning racing driver. Jul. 17, 2019 1 min read

Google tried to sneak their censored Chinese search engine project past employees. Got called out. Hemmed and hawed about it. Now the project is dead. Employee-led actions work.  https://www.engadget.com/2019/07/17/google-officially-closes-dragonfly-chinese-search/ 

Now if only we could somehow motivate Facebook employees to take a stand, any stand, against their employer, maybe we'll get somewhere. Big Tech employees have more power than they realize.

Would be great to see employees at all the major companies organize against the state capture most of Big Tech is doubling down on with political donations. @pinboard has been doing a good job tracking this line of nasty.


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