Tech startups have been a bit more open than they used to be about the 2016 presidential election, but the company leaders say the current mood in the industry is different than it was when the election was still fresh.
Read moreTech leaders have been reluctant to get into the fray on social media, fearing the backlash of people who were just tuning in to see what was happening.
But now they say they have a “clear understanding” that the election has been a big part of the tech landscape, and they are actively taking the next steps to address it.
Some of the key findings from our Tech Nation conference, which takes place at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, include:Tech companies have been slow to embrace the idea of diversityThe vast majority of tech companies, including Facebook, are still working to address diversity in their workforce.
And, at the same time, the tech industry has been largely silent on the question of how to build the next generation of leaders.
We have an opportunity to make the right choiceThe biggest issue facing tech companies is not their diversity or diversity issues, said Peter Chou, CEO of social analytics company Inbox, which was acquired by Facebook in 2016.
But the issue is the fact that we have an election, Chou said.
I think that the people who are going to make decisions in the future are going not to be looking at what the president said.
The next president is going to be the person that they vote for, not what he said.
Tech companies can do more to combat the impact of online harassmentWhen asked what tech companies are doing to combat online harassment, Chou pointed to Facebook’s efforts to help people report offensive content on its platform, and its efforts to make sure people who report harassment are treated with the respect they deserve.
In the case of harassment, companies like Facebook and Google are trying to work with social media companies to make it easier for people to report abuse, he said, while also working with the government to prevent hate crimes and the proliferation of false reports.
We need more partners to support usWe want to be able to help more of our customers, he added.
But I think what we have to do is make sure that we do everything we can to support the victims of hate crimes, and to support their reporting.
We want our partners to be more proactive, but we want to do it in a way that doesn’t make us look like we’re taking sides.
It’s important to work together, he continued.
We want to find solutions, and we want them to do everything that they can to help victims of online hate crimes.
We’ve been a little slower to embrace diversityAs a company, we haven’t been very supportive of diversity.
We were always looking to be a leader in our industry and we were not always successful in that.
So I think there’s been a lot of work that needs to be done in our community, and I think we’ve just not been very active in it.
But we do want to work to support people who identify as different.
And we have a responsibility to help build an inclusive and diverse tech industryThat is not just for ourselves, Chou added.
We also have a moral obligation to the industry, which is our job as a company to be inclusive and to be responsible to the people that we serve, Chou concluded.
We don’t have a time machine, so we’re not going to change technologyWe don.t want to change the world we live in in the next 10 years.
But, we do have to continue to be active in our communities and to create more inclusive spaces, Chou argued.
We have to create environments that are welcoming and welcoming to everyone, he concluded.
We are going through a difficult time right now, and if we are going be able do something to help the next president, that’s what we’re going to do.