This is certainly LONG overdue.

I would be hard-pressed to find someone that wasn't witness to sex in the game lounges, coke in the bathrooms during a cube crawl, or a woman who wasn't sexually harassed at least once.

I am so proud of these women.

kotaku.com/activision-bli…
Blizzard has claimed that the DFEH report is false/misleading/irresponsible.

I can tell you that I knew what was going to be in this report before I read it because during my time there - for only a YEAR - I witnessed ALL OF THESE THINGS.

AND NAME NAMES.
On the phone with old coworkers crying in validation
As someone who was harassed, violated, retaliated against, had a false report filed AGAINST me that was ACTED ON BY MY ONE OF MY HARASSERS, & watched one of my best friends be traumatized over and over again by the men in power at this company, I can't express the relief I feel.
Watching the men in power be rewarded over and over again over the last 7 years, being blocklisted after publicly reporting on my own harassment/revenge porn hoarding by a community moderator... their names... in this report... it means EVERYTHING.

I want justice for all of us.
"Former CTO of Blizzard" isn't named: it's Ben Kilgore

and "rush to file inaccurate information" is a wild take from Activision given that I know for a fact that some of these EXACT THINGS were reported years ago to an external authority and this has been building over the years

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Rarely seen cleavage in that one 😂
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I am absolutely irate that this remote policy is now affecting people with disabilities who have already disclosed their disability and previously been given accommodation to work remotely.

What kind of a message does that send to your disabled workforce?
This is why I loudly advocate about these things on Twitter, and why I've spoken to the press on the two occasions I have.

People don't know who to tell about these things, and in the past, they've just quietly gone on suffering, or found another job that accommodates them.
It is so important to have the space to talk about workplace issues, especially ones of this magnitude.

This is egregious, & I absolutely will not back down.

Disclosure of a disability is about protecting YOU, not your employer. It's all need-to-know.

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Twitter claimed they verified 6 bot accounts by mistake on the same day.

The problem is clearly much bigger than that. Accounts with fake IMDB profiles, fictional characters, fan accounts test accounts, and more are among what you'll find if you look through all of them. Test account that is verifiedrandom user that is verifiedHarley Quinn fan account that is verifiedtesting account that is verified
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10 years ago I was walking down the side of the road with nothing but pocket change; toddler on my hip, gas can in my hand, barely awake from the night shift at Krispy Kreme, about to be evicted...

Today I'm merging my own PRs at Apple.
Just for posterity for people looking at my LinkedIn profile: Yes, I started at @USATODAY in November of 2011. I was hired on November 15th. That year I was freelancing, and because of the economic malaise, many businesses didn't pay and went out of business themselves.
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Disability advocacy is very important to me. I hid my bipolar disorder for 10 years because I didn't know I was protected by the ADA. When I was deep in depressive episodes, I lied.

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Tech has always had a loud, apparent struggle with accepting that accessibility is a requirement, not a nice-to-have; that if an application doesn't work for a disabled person, it doesn't work.

This has made the culture around disability disclosure more and more intimidating.
Educate your organization's leadership about the ADA. They should know what information they are allowed to collect, and how their communication can be marginalizing and callous, creating an unwelcome and even toxic environment for disabled employees.
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