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Is Tech’s Diversity Mission Just a PR Stunt?
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Today, is tech really focused on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – or is it just PR? Then – Google gets in trouble – AGAIN – for firing AI Ethics Leader. And can you use algorithmic take downs to limit free speech. Beverly Hills Cops say you can. I’m Alexa Scordato and this is future forward. I’m Steven Rosenbaum, let’s launch.

Diversity after BLM – with Abran Maldonado. “There is nothing more important than providing all people an equal opportunity to demonstrate their talents” says Abran. Advocating for diversity and inclusion has less to do with adding compliance to the workplace and has more to do with embracing diverse perspectives and identities to bring value to an organization.”

Facebook, Twitter, United Airlines and other large companies pledge to boost numbers of diverse leaders

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/facebook-twitter-bank-of-america-and-other-large-companies-pledge-to-hire-diverse-leaders-11613759174

Mailchimp CEO says ‘we have work to do’ on pay equity after company denies bias allegations

https://www.businessinsider.com/mailchimp-ceo-ben-chestnut-email-pay-equity-discrimination-kelly-ellis-2021-2?op=1&scrolla=5eb6d68b7fedc32c19ef33b4

How companies can really support Black Lives Matter: Listen, invest and overhaul hiring

https://www.protocol.com/diversity-inclusion-airtable-talent

Googles AI Purge Continues

Google fires another AI ethics leader

https://www.axios.com/google-fires-another-ai-ethics-leader-6ef7dcd5-4583-4396-b5b3-129547ff3091.html

Google tweaks diversity, research policies following inquiry

https://www.axios.com/google-tweaks-diversity-research-policies-following-inquiry-8baa6346-d2a2-456f-9743-7912e4659ca2.html

Using Robotic Takedowns To Limit Free Speech

Is This Beverly Hills Cop Playing Sublime’s ‘Santeria’ to Avoid Being Live-Streamed?

https://www.vice.com/en/article/bvxb94/is-this-beverly-hills-cop-playing-sublimes-santeria-to-avoid-being-livestreamed

What we must regulate when we regulate social media platforms

https://www.livemint.com/opinion/columns/what-we-must-regulate-when-we-regulate-social-media-platforms-11612109656267.html
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