Tech Accountability Project:
Last week, we facilitated two events.
On February 28th, we moderated an event as part of the India on the Brink summit raising awareness about warning signs of genocide in India. Our panel discussed how social media is facilitating dangerous and deadly violence in the country, as well asharassment on a mass scale of women, journalists, and others. Additionally, the panel platformed one of the authors of The Wire’s TekFog investigation that used whistleblower revelations and other evidence to examine the ruling party’s (BJP) manipulation of Twitter, WhatsApp and other platforms to spread disinformation.
• Jason Stanley - Jacob Urowsky Professor of Philosophy at Yale University
• Angana P. Chatterji - Co-chair of the Political Conflict, Gender and People’s Rights Initiative, Center for Race and Gender, University of California, Berkeley
• Ayush Kaul - Political risk and threat intelligence specialist with a strong focus on South Asia
On March 1st we co-moderated a “Meet the Press” panel discussion with the Tech Workers Coalition featuring journalists who cover the tech industry, including blockbuster whistleblower revelations of Frances Haugen and Sophie Zhang, as well as tech workers’ organizing. Panelists included:
• Matt Drange , Senior Correspondent at Business Insider
• Jeff Horwitz, Tech reporter at the Wall Street Journal
• Zoe Schiffer, Tech reporter at The Verge
• Julia Carrie Wong, Tech reporter for The Guardian
This was a great opportunity for tech workers to learn how to to work with journalists who cover their industry.