Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen sparked an international media lightning bolt earlier this year when she leaked tens of thousands of damning internal corporate documents to the Wall Street Journal and the US government. Their revelations to date have sparked public outrage and government investigation – and they have highlighted an increasingly powerful movement of tech workers organizing to hold their companies accountable for ethical concerns ranging from workplace problems to questionable business practices pass.
These employees – a mix of public whistleblowers and internal activists – often risk their careers and reputations to raise public awareness of problematic behavior in the companies they worked for. Some of them are workers who take even greater risks to express themselves because they have less financial and occupational security than corporate employees. But they keep getting in touch as more and more disaffected technicians are convinced that they are the …