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Studying AI's social implications + organizing w/tech workers. @ainowinstitute Cofounder, NYU Research Scientist, yoga teacher. Ex-Google Open Research. She/her

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Hundreds of thousands of gig workers in California are owed a lawful wage, social security and other basic workplac… https://t.co/c8WqnqRjP4
Retweeted by Meredith WhittakerThis reminds me of the wisdom an interlocutor and friend once shared with me about labor organizing: “The courts… https://t.co/7T2w2Q8j6D
Retweeted by Meredith WhittakerIn a stunning 40p decision, the Ontario Labour Rel Board rejected Foodora’s claims that their couriers are independ… https://t.co/wX2aRe1Py0
Retweeted by Meredith Whittaker @kevinbaker New community colonialismThis debate has drunk uncles fighting energy 😬It’s official: San Diego City Attorney Mara Elliott has obtained an injunction against Instacart for misclassifying… https://t.co/qmlFsiOJJO
Retweeted by Meredith WhittakerExplaining the crowd's mood tonight: "The only guaranteed way to get a ticket is to become a sponsor of the debate.… https://t.co/BFTUU0lw9g
Retweeted by Meredith Whittaker.@MikeBloomberg’s Freudian slips over the past two debates have been wild. Did I hear that right? Man just about sa… https://t.co/zam8j3qCqN
Retweeted by Meredith Whittakergreat interview series from @onezero on the recent wave of labour activism in the tech industry! recommended readin… https://t.co/S3QdPfiEsA
Retweeted by Meredith WhittakerCalifornia has the 6th largest economy in the world. Not the U.S.: the world. Their largest employer? Is the Univer… https://t.co/K2gAih8qpE
Retweeted by Meredith WhittakerLawyers, I know a lot of you have stories to tell, unbelievable things you've witnessed as part of your work. Attor… https://t.co/Tvrw8XVv03
Retweeted by Meredith Whittaker @FoxCahn @supernodal @lizjosullivan Yes!
2/26
2020
“It feels like for years we’ve been screaming into a void about our work being misclassified employment,”… https://t.co/YSfMPrqdv1
Retweeted by Meredith WhittakerReally excited to be giving a talk next week at my alma mater on emerging digital rights threats for refugees and a… https://t.co/gQBXiWTVt8
Retweeted by Meredith Whittaker @bentarnoff @moiragweigel @xrw @adriandaub @timhwang Heck yes! @jroxann @safiyanoble @ruha9 @merbroussard @BostonJoan @EthanZ @InternetFF @draganakaurin @geminiimatt ❤️❤️❤️ thanks for doing the work! @tenuous @themarkup Congratulations, coolest of friends!!!You are so short sighted. For every professional independent contractor who might like to live from one 1099 to the… https://t.co/lWuzNFLAXJ
Retweeted by Meredith WhittakerApplications open for Sociotechnical Summer Camp in Austin! I'm hoping to go. https://t.co/fvGZyu20z6
Retweeted by Meredith Whittakermy FIRST for @themarkup 👇🏻💫 https://t.co/gLzabvDb48
Retweeted by Meredith Whittaker#ICYMI: 🚨@ConMijente released a guide & comic detailing collaboration between police, ICE & tech. 🚨 It's not new.… https://t.co/A4d3Ljd2Ql
Retweeted by Meredith WhittakerSupport @UCSC grad students striking for a living wage. The University tries to break the strike and intimidate us.… https://t.co/iIYuyYFUxN
Retweeted by Meredith WhittakerA tweet isn’t enough to capture the ongoing horror in Delhi. A mosque has been burnt down, Muslim shops ransacked,… https://t.co/yn9Q3FdDhi
Retweeted by Meredith Whittaker @histoftech @allergyPhD It's so good!!Another banger from @drewharwell on AI baby monitors, cultivated anxiety, and "vomiting detection" as a premium add… https://t.co/Oh9kBHSyCi
Retweeted by Meredith WhittakerA reminder that @hamidtasnuva provides a range of extraordinarily helpful editing and manuscript preparation servic… https://t.co/ZqnovaOwjo
Retweeted by Meredith WhittakerAll those saying @thewire_in video of a mosque burning in Ashok Nagar, Delhi is "fake" or "from Bihar", sorry, it w… https://t.co/yaqvrSzxy1
Retweeted by Meredith WhittakerImagine if, instead of monitoring and verification regimes, bilateral deliberations and treaties, everyone working… https://t.co/oL6r7wGszG
Retweeted by Meredith Whittaker @antievictionmap @mollylambertRead our statement of solidarity with the Hillside Villa Tenants. It is time for public land and public power to tr… https://t.co/7g5eBMI4VG
Retweeted by Meredith WhittakerUpdate: In Paris til March 13, then Boston & New York where I'll present on the political economy & justice of data… https://t.co/8ryRutoWgt
Retweeted by Meredith Whittaker“We can’t build this new future without facts, but we also can’t build it without listening.”… https://t.co/O21onEW5jv
Retweeted by Meredith WhittakerWe’re live! Welcome to The Markup! We are so excited to show you a couple of the things we’ve been working on. Take… https://t.co/OehhcLQEMZ
Retweeted by Meredith Whittaker“whether a computer has captured the essence of human reason is a diversion, if not a trap, because the real questi… https://t.co/CVrmO2FHqL
Retweeted by Meredith WhittakerI'm in the @WSJ arguing for a ban on both gov and private face rec: "These systems are biased in how they work and… https://t.co/HjvNMVr5Mj
Retweeted by Meredith Whittaker @robvato A lot of misinformation going around about the #ucscstrike #cola4all which is exactly the UC's plan. This… https://t.co/jnnP2iJo8w
Retweeted by Meredith Whittakerevery year, i try and rep for girl scout troop 6000: they're a troop dedicated to serving the thousands of girls li… https://t.co/g9w3C5mSk5
Retweeted by Meredith Whittaker @gregmepstein 🔮 @gregmepstein The data's pointing to Mitt Romney#gradstudent or #PhD student in the US: What % of your gross income do you spend on rent? @payusmoreucsc has a ca… https://t.co/Y2rBxuekfm
Retweeted by Meredith Whittaker @onekade @juliadressel ☝️💯My platform: yes to welfare for undocumented people, yes to documentation amnesty, and no to deportations.
Retweeted by Meredith WhittakerWe deserve to know how the #NYPD is using high-tech #surveillance to monitor New Yorkers. Sign our petition to pass… https://t.co/JxYwJmcogA
Retweeted by Meredith Whittaker @snailtracks @LaurenKGurley It's an incredible program. You should look into its history.I spent the last few months reporting this story about the lives of foreign workers who, because of their visa stat… https://t.co/FWbxDPIUFm
Retweeted by Meredith Whittaker @gaolanqing ❤️❤️❤️✊UCSC grad students workers are rent burdened. We pay 50-70% of our wages on rent. We are on strike for a living wag… https://t.co/mS3Hdb2juw
Retweeted by Meredith Whittaker @luke_stark ❤️❤️❤️ @william_fitz @LaurenKGurley Co-signThe UC Santa Cruz wildcat strike is, in part, a consequence of an insane housing prices spilling beyond Silicon Val… https://t.co/IeXVtjPr4a
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2/25
2020
NEW: Inside the unprecedented surge of activism in the tech industry. @ozm talked with five activists about what t… https://t.co/Ob27WSiX1y
Retweeted by Meredith WhittakerAs the @payusmoreucsc wildcat strike stretches into its third week, the UCSC administration is now threatening to f… https://t.co/S50dMA6jkY
Retweeted by Meredith Whittaker @EvanSelinger @WSJ Thank you for blazing the path! Along with heroes like @onekade @hartzog @ClareAngelyn @lauramoyhttps://t.co/X0fP5EKQ7T @fugueish Lol same! @seanmmcdonald Education is great! But it's not enough."Facial recognition is generally applied by those who already have power—like employers, landlords and the police—t… https://t.co/igLbHJ6D28
Retweeted by Meredith WhittakerHi screen reader users! Would you share with me what adblock and privacy tools you are using (in Firefox, Chrome or… https://t.co/18FRBtleTy
Retweeted by Meredith WhittakerIt's almost as if power isn't swayed by force of argument. https://t.co/JjME2VhqZIIt's that time of year again where I need to update my slides for my data ethics class for our 3rd year data scienc… https://t.co/rq3xePuCwd
Retweeted by Meredith Whittaker“Facial recognition is generally applied by those who already have power—like employers, landlords and the police—t… https://t.co/WfM2QpBQdm
Retweeted by Meredith Whittaker @maria_axente @WSJ ❤️❤️❤️I'm in the @WSJ arguing for a ban on both gov and private face rec: "These systems are biased in how they work and… https://t.co/HjvNMVr5Mj
2/24
2020
Amazon won a $600 mil cloud contract with the CIA in 2013. The CIA now plans to diversify to a multi-cloud environm… https://t.co/Sm7EQSAnq9
Retweeted by Meredith WhittakerTech enthusiasts: My entire house is smart. Tech workers: The only piece of technology in my house is a printer a… https://t.co/I91WJARkRa
Retweeted by Meredith Whittaker @epsalon @andreachristina This is a really good point. Thanks for raising it!Workers and allies across the @UofCalifornia system are rising up today to demand fair pay. Here's how to join from… https://t.co/m45q4sm4av
Retweeted by Meredith WhittakerLosing Global Entry is well worth protecting all #NewYorkers from the threat to our liberty and democracy that DMV… https://t.co/6hcuThhCbS
Retweeted by Meredith WhittakerThe UC-Santa Cruz grad student strike is spreading across the mammoth University of California system, as part of a… https://t.co/qhMyOlNSI6
Retweeted by Meredith WhittakerUCLA’s #wildcatweek brought out hundreds of grads, undergrads and faculty in support of @payusmoreucsc. And we’re o… https://t.co/oyI3z9Nuu5
Retweeted by Meredith WhittakerWe have no time to waste in reversing climate change. Tech firms think we do - they sell AI for the acceleration of… https://t.co/Ql7nKEfbqP
Retweeted by Meredith WhittakerPlease respond here and send over podcast recommendations: not for a series but particular podcast episodes that we… https://t.co/vVB7vQUNbf
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2/23
2020
We may lose our jobs for striking but this strike is not just about a living wage; it's about the future of higher… https://t.co/Bm7PXeqBeJ
Retweeted by Meredith WhittakerWhat a disgusting, dishonorable, & dehumanizing way to portray workers. @Shipt is marketing subservience without li… https://t.co/m3KVxtagNm
Retweeted by Meredith WhittakerA smart interview about Kickstarter's recent unionization by Nataliya, a UC Berkeley sociology researcher, who help… https://t.co/tzpsPJU1Vs
Retweeted by Meredith Whittaker @nbcbayarea Time to support their strike fund! https://t.co/AkS6ZQNfILPoor People’s Campaign supports #UCSCstrike and the Cost of Living Adjustment campaign. Solidarity with poor and wo… https://t.co/j1Vowfzg3z
Retweeted by Meredith WhittakerWonderful interview with the great @FJasmineG: “I focused on women in the 1940s because I wanted to show that they… https://t.co/JuH8MC1NTf
Retweeted by Meredith WhittakerUCSC grad student workers @payusmoreucsc are demanding living wages and the ability to live where they work. Their… https://t.co/BRHXUoBp5k @theodorajewell YES!Doomsday is over but the movement is only beginning. Spread👏 the👏strike👏 #ucscstrike #cola4all https://t.co/KIbXe0BKzL
Retweeted by Meredith Whittaker @veenadubal What the FUUCCKThis transportation app company in Israel has an in-app option for riders to choose NOT to get a Palestinian driver… https://t.co/AyfvB5RZlV
Retweeted by Meredith Whittaker🔥🔥🔥Amazing new resource for students, tech workers, and others wanting to understand the dangerous alliance between… https://t.co/AbCkrpHxAX
Retweeted by Meredith WhittakerI think me and @cephaloponderer are headed towards that direction and have been talking about it constantly. https://t.co/2AorFwNDIP
Retweeted by Meredith WhittakerAs @mckelveyf mentioned to me earlier this week, I'm standing on the shoulders of giants! If you want to discuss h… https://t.co/zNc6O8ssjE
Retweeted by Meredith WhittakerMassive converging rallies between undergrads, staff, faulty, workers, and community members has once again shut do… https://t.co/B86O5tfpEb
Retweeted by Meredith WhittakerWhat solidarity looks like: statement from UCSC’s Biomolecular Engineering department! @payusmoreucsc @ucd4colahttps://t.co/PrHXXHHs8V
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2/22
2020
Amplifying the voices of 10 black women, let's keep it going. @siminyu_kat @nunuska @rajiinio @mutalenkondehttps://t.co/y1z88ezgfz
Retweeted by Meredith WhittakerIt is shaping up militancy in education labor #UCSCstrike #cola4all https://t.co/yRVBaPdlwY
Retweeted by Meredith Whittakerlast year i received UCSC's Chancellor’s Achievement Award for Diversity. this AM, i returned it to the chancellor'… https://t.co/k8ugQKpMTk
Retweeted by Meredith Whittaker @veenadubal Indeed, starting a sentence with And, parentheses @Smerity @mer__edith The number of Ring-police partnerships has more than doubled since then: By my count earlier t… https://t.co/oOL7Sbn8cD
Retweeted by Meredith Whittaker. @TeenVogue IS WRITING ABOUT MY SCHOOL AND WORK THAT I AM DOING AHHHHH 🥺🥺🥺💘 @payusmoreucsc https://t.co/JFoTA8dvPX
Retweeted by Meredith Whittaker @EvanSelinger @CoryBooker @JeffMerkley @kansasalps @protocol BINGOI sincerely applaud the good intentions underlying @CoryBooker & @JeffMerkley’s reformist “Ethical Use of Facial Re… https://t.co/rMumXcqUAR
Retweeted by Meredith WhittakerA strike’s a-Bruin! UCLA folks pledge here to withhold grades this quarter in solidarity with UCSC. Janet’s tryin… https://t.co/4YWl2DszGM
Retweeted by Meredith Whittaker @melnickjeffrey1 @salesforce So glad you're doing this! Passing your thanks to @ConMijente who's tirelessly driving this work.🔥🔥🔥Amazing new resource for students, tech workers, and others wanting to understand the dangerous alliance between… https://t.co/AbCkrpHxAXa great thread on our event last night with @mer__edith https://t.co/jOD3EwGnc0
Retweeted by Meredith Whittaker @MarankeWieringa @roeldobbe @parrhesiastic @tudelftTBM @AINowInstitute @sedyst @aimeevanrobot Here's the website, w… https://t.co/tAmH0TsEiE
2/21
2020

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