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Roe Ruling Discussions Turn Contentious Inside Tech Giants

  • Amazon employees clashed on message boards over decision
  • Meta barred workers from talking about Supreme Court ruling
An abortion rights demonstrator wears a costume during a protest at Union Square in New York on June 24.

An abortion rights demonstrator wears a costume during a protest at Union Square in New York on June 24.

Photographer: Stephanie Keith/Bloomberg
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Inside some technology industry bellwethers, discussion of the Supreme Court decision overturning abortion rights turned contentious Friday, prompting managers to take steps to quell discord.

At Amazon.com Inc., employees clashed on company message boards, debating the meaning of passages from the Old Testament, according to exchanges reviewed by Bloomberg. One person accused colleagues of harassment. Amazon Senior Vice President Beth Galetti sent a memo acknowledging “strong emotions” felt by some of its 1.6 million employees and saying “we work to be respectful of everyone’s perspectives while also taking care of and supporting our employees’ personal medical needs.”