Discussion on: Where do you think ethics in tech is falling short?

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Janne "Lietu" Enberg

The fact that people are praising people for working for corporate giants, literal monsters. "Oh wow, they're working for Facebook", "they're so smart they could work for Google", "I'm sure Amazon would hire talented people like you".

Why would anyone in their right mind want to participate in the monstrosities these companies are committing?

At the very least all AAA game companies, basically all social media companies, all marketing and tracking companies, and other such companies who are working to literally make the world worse for everyone, steal everyone's data, treat their "low class" employees like trash, etc.

Apple is working hard to create a lock-in ecosystem for their users, to actively block them from moving to other platforms. Chinese giants are among other things trying to get various platforms to block criticism of China. Various sharing economy apps are ok with all kinds of abuse by their employees (that they call "contractors" to avoid paying fair wage and taxes), as long as they don't get caught.

The list of ethically incredibly distasteful companies is very long, and they're often places people "dream of working at".