Github, a Microsoft firm, allegedly fired a Jewish worker for saying “there are Nazis about” in response to the insurrectionist occupation of the US Capital constructing final week.
Enterprise Insider at present broke the story reporting that “some 200” staff had signed a letter demanding solutions from the corporate’s CEO Nat Friedman. In keeping with the article (paywall), the worker obtained a warning from HR for his or her remark earlier than being terminated for what the corporate claims is a sample of misconduct.
Background: With out figuring out precisely what Github’s claiming the worker did earlier than the “Nazi” assertion it’s tough to evaluate whether or not the blow-back towards the corporate is prone to die out or turn into a grassroots motion much like the presently unfolding scenario surrounding Google’s firing of eminent AI ethicist and researcher Timnit Gebru.
However, we are able to say past a shadow of doubt that there have been, in actual fact, Nazis “about” throughout the revolt on the Capital. Neo-Nazi teams had been amongst these answerable for organizing and attending the tried coup to overthrow the US authorities.
However Nazi’s had been actually “about” . . . https://t.co/oWhREbxP54
— Peep Peep (@peeppeeparoo) January 12, 2021
Fast take: Friedman says they’re going to resolve issues and kind out precisely what occurred, however the injury is finished. It’s frequent data that one of many insurrectionists, pictured within the tweet above, wore a “Camp Auschwitz” shirt to the occasion. Until the fired worker’s alleged sample of misbehavior is egregious sufficient to place most people off to their firing, Microsoft can add this to its suite of PR issues which embody a number of controversial contracts with ICE and the Pentagon.
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