Amazon is working on an internal messaging app that will ban words that reflect the state of the company’s work or workers’ organizations. The app, especially as a social media platform for Amazon employees, will have a content filter that will ban words like “union”, “prison”, “slave labor”, “diversity” as well as “restrooms”. A new report, based on the company’s internal documents, said employees discussed that they had relieved themselves in the bottle to meet the penalty period. Last year, Amazon apologized to US lawmakers after falsely denying that some of its drivers were forced to urinate in plastic bottles occasionally.
Wisconsin Democrat Mark Pokan in a tweet called on Amazon to pay less and “workers pee in water bottles.” Amazon responded quickly on Twitter, denying that its employees had to relieve themselves at the bottle to meet the quota.
But several workers came out and said they had to use plastic bottles. Amazon then apologized to lawmakers but avoided the responsibility, saying it was a “long-term, industry-wide problem.”
New reports about Intercept’s internal messaging app could create more problems for Amazon. The report states that the content filter will ban words such as “injustice,” “master,” “slave,” “injustice,” “morality,” “diversity,” “justice,” “salary increase,” and “it’s dumb.” ”Or“ it relates ”, in addition to swearing and swearing.
However, according to a spokesman for Amazon, the program has not yet been approved and may change drastically or never start. The spokesman said Amazon’s teams are constantly thinking of innovative ways to help employees engage with each other.
Amazon executives met in November last year to discuss creating a messaging app that allows employees to create posts called “shout-outs” to highlight each other’s work. During the meeting, they also discussed the “dark side of social media” and agreed to monitor staff posts on the platform. There they made a list of “bad” words, the report said.
A spokesman for Amazon added that there was “no plan” for many “bad” words or phrases reported by The Intercept. The app will only screen words that are “offensive or harassing, intended to protect our team,” the spokesman added.