Two US senators have demanded that Amazon stop spying on workers through their social media posts, per a report from Motherboard. The news comes two weeks after a separate Motherboard report revealed the company was monitoring dozens of private and public social media groups of its workers in the US, the UK, and Spain.
Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) wrote a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos on Wednesday urging the tech giant to end its "anti-worker, anti-union efforts, including the Advocacy Operations Social Listening team."
"The magnitude of this surveillance, the lengths to which Amazon went to keep it hidden from your own workers, and its admitted purpose are extremely disturbing and are indicative of just how much of a threat Amazon perceives its own workers to be," the senators jointly wrote. They called upon Amazon to instead focus their efforts on improving the company's health and safety record during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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