Employees at one of the world’s biggest search engines, Google, are refusing to work on a contract with US Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
The reluctance comes after President Trump’s long-running campaign to build a wall between Mexico and the USA as a way to curb immigration between the neighboring countries.
However, workers in the company started a petition to prevent the cloud contract from happening, ultimately rejecting Trump’s ideologies.
The protest started within the company but soon gained momentum on Medium, an online publishing website.
As part of the reluctance, employees say that “Google must stand against human rights abuses.” Continuing, “US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is currently engaged in human rights abuses at the US Southern border.”
The letter adds that Google previously stood against Trump’s want to ban Muslims from the country whilst also discussing the search engines overall ethics as a firm. They say: “Google has repeatedly advertised its commitments to implementing ethical guardrails on its tech. Google’s AI Principles state that Google will not build technologies “whose purpose contravenes widely accepted principles of international law and human rights.” ”
The petition gained hundreds of signatures in just a few hours.
In other Google Cloud news
Google’s Cloud Service currently has 2.5 billion active Android users and according to techradar.com, is used to allocate and store billions of GB of data.
The firm has also announced recently that it will be changing the pay of its salespeople to work on a bonus and compensation driven scheme.