Tactics of the totalitarian state. “Content moderation” and ‘disinformation” is Democrat-speak for censorship and oppression.
- Thomson Reuters’ former director of data science Zac Kriegman claimed he was fired after sharing his research on race and police killings with colleagues
- Kriegman posted stats showing cops in the US killed more unarmed white people than black people since 2015
- He said he was ridiculed and bullied by colleagues, and when he asked leadership for help, his post was taken down and he was fired
- Kriegman said he wanted his research to spark a conversation amongst reporters at the company’s newswire service about how to cover the issue
- He’s the latest person to claim they faced hostility from a woke mob running rampant in the workplace
Reuters data tech: I was fired for showing police do not kill more black suspects
The following is a news analysis.
Reuters News data expert found:
- Trump was correct when he stated that ‘police kill more whites than blacks.’
- Reuters repeatedly published false information saying the opposite.
- Police kill white suspects at a 7% higher rate than blacks.
- Among armed suspects, police shoot whites at a rate 70% higher than blacks.
- On an average year, police shoot 26 unarmed white people and 18 unarmed black people.
- Roughly 10,000 black people are murdered each year by criminals in their own neighborhoods.
It is an apt comment on the state of news.
News organizations are now frequently used as tools to further certain narratives and propaganda, letting their employees know that any that are facts off-the-narrative are unwelcome.
I tracked this trend at CBS News prior to asking to leave my contract midstream due to the disturbing trends.
Similar stories have now been uncovered at many major news organizations where the news is too often not about facts and public interest but is a carefully curated product of corporate and political interests.
Now, comes the account from the former director of data science at the news agency Reuters.
Zac Kriegman says he stumbled on a huge story that could save lives. It was about “black Americans being gunned down across the country and the ways in which we report on that violence.”
I had been following the academic research on BLM for years (for example, here, here, here and here), and I had come to the conclusion that the claim upon which the whole movement rested—that police more readily shoot black people—was false.
Zac Kriegman, former director of data science at Reuters
But Kriegman says his information flew in the fact of the narrative the Black Lives Matter (Racist Hate Group) narrative the agency was bent on advancing both internally and to news consumers. He was fired.
Below is his story.
By Zac Kriegman
Until recently, I was a director of data science at Thomson Reuters, one of the biggest news organizations in the world. It was my job, among other things, to sift through reams of numbers and figure out what they meant.
About a year ago, I stumbled on a really big story. It was about black Americans being gunned down across the country and the ways in which we report on that violence. We had been talking nonstop about race and police brutality, and I thought: This is a story that could save lives. This is a story that has to be told.
But when I shared the story with my coworkers, my boss chastised me, telling me expressing this opinion could limit my ability to take on leadership roles within the company. Then I was maligned by my colleagues. And then I was fired.
This is the story Reuters didn’t want to tell.
I had been at Thomson Reuters for over six years—most recently, leading a team of data scientists applying new machine learning and artificial intelligence algorithms to our legal, tax and news data. We advised any number of divisions inside the company, including Westlaw, an online legal research service used by most every law firm in the country, and the newsroom, which reaches an audience of one billion every day around the globe. I briefed the Chief Technology Officer regularly. My total annual compensation package exceeded $350,000.
In 2020, I started to witness the spread of a new ideology inside the company. On our internal collaboration platform, the Hub, people would post about “the self-indulgent tears of white women” and the danger of “White Privilege glasses.” They’d share articles with titles like “Seeing White,” “Habits of Whiteness” and “How to Be a Better White Person.” There was fervent and vocal support for Black Lives Matter (Racist Hate Group) at every level of the company. No one challenged the racial essentialism or the groupthink.
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Author: Pamela Geller
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