Google fired an worker who protested its contract with the Israeli army

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Google has fired an worker who publicly protested the corporate’s work for the Israeli army. Throughout a presentation by an government with Google’s Israel department on Monday, the now-former Google Cloud engineer stood up and shouted, “I refuse to construct know-how that powers genocide or surveillance.”

Google confirmed the firing, which was first reported by CNBC, in an e-mail to The Verge. “Earlier this week, an worker disrupted a coworker who was giving a presentation — interfering with an official company-sponsored occasion,” Google spokesperson Bailey Tomson says in an emailed assertion. “This conduct isn’t okay, whatever the concern, and the worker was terminated for violating our insurance policies.”

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