technology industry is quite synonymous with sexism, but a report from
Newsweek shows that the industry has other more serious problems. The
media gets a bunch of emails sent to brothels and pimps from 2014 to
2016. The email set-up shows people who are customers of commercial sex
workers or prostitutes who are victims of trafficking.
a collection of emails obtained by requesting King County Prosecutor's
Office public records, 67 emails were sent from Microsoft employee email
accounts, 63 from Amazon accounts and dozens of emails sent from
companies such as Boeing, T-Mobile, Oracle and local technology
of the email was obtained during a raid in 2015 targeting the
prostitution forum review that led to the arrest of 18 people, including
directors of Amazon and Microsoft.
Seattle's sex industry is growing in tandem along with the development of the technology industry.Authorities say that some people spend up to US $ 50 thousand per year on prostitution services.
Brothels usually emphasize how close they are to the offices of technology companies.Alex
Trouteaud, Director of Policy and Research at Demand Abolition, an
anti-trafficking organization told Newsweek that the technology industry
has a culture that encourages human trafficking.
far, Microsoft has always worked with law enforcement and other
agencies to fight the sex worker trade and other related topics and we
have workers who are willing to spend their time and money fighting this
issue," Microsoft told Newsweek.
"The personal action carried out by a small portion of our 125,000 workers does not reflect our culture."
company is immune to unfavorable situations when the worker performs
immoral or unlawful acts.When that happens, we review the actions taken
and take appropriate action."
affirms to employees that they have a responsibility to act with
integrity and apply according to the moral and legal at all times.Otherwise, they will lose their jobs.