The Signals Network helps whistleblowers who speak out against corporate and government wrongdoing.
A whistleblower exposes activity that is illegal, immoral, illicit, unsafe, fraud, or abuse of taxpayer funds. This exposure could be against a private firm like Facebook or within the Government.
- “Lt. Col. Alexander S. Vindman, the top Ukraine expert on the National Security Council, is expected to describe his concerns with how the Trump administration handled Ukraine policy and with a July call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.” – NPR
- “Frances Haugen, a former product manager on the civic integrity team at Facebook, said “There were conflicts of interest between what was good for the public and what was good for Facebook. Facebook over and over again chose to optimize for its own interests, like making more money.” – BBC
Whistleblowers hold the powerful to account
- Bad working conditions – Amazon VP quits over whistleblower firings
- Sexual harassment – Fox News Whistleblower Gretchen Carlson Plans Her Next Move
- Racial harassment – Fracking Company for Race-Based Harassment
- Fraud & over billing – Bechtel & Aecom Agree to Pay $57.75 Million to Dept of Energy to Resolve Claims of Time Charging Fraud
- Bad healthcare – Pain Clinic, and Two Individuals Agree to Pay $41 Million to Resolve Allegations of Unnecessary Urine Drug Testing
Political wrongdoing – Top aides accuse Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton of bribery, abusing office in whistleblower lawsuit.
- National Whistleblower Center
- U.S. Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General
- U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) hotline
The Signals Network for whistleblowers
“The Signals Network (TSN) provides customized support services to a selected number of whistleblowers who have contributed to published reports of significant wrongdoing. Whistleblowers often face legal, physical, psychological, and economic consequences. Because each whistleblower’s circumstances are evaluated on a case-by-case basis, no whistleblower can reasonably rely on the availability of any support services in advance.”
The Signals Network for journalists
The Signals Network supports media organizations that are committed to investigate collaboratively and to reveal major wrongdoing and potential threats to democracy, freedom and justice.
- Connect partner media organizations with collaborative media initiatives
- Play a project management role in collaborative efforts of media organizations
- Confidentiality protocols that enhance the privacy and security of information shared between journalists and sources
“Technology has become both essential and integral to every aspect of our lives. The growing dependence of our democracies on technology, and specifically on AI and private tech companies, for innumerable aspects of our day-to-day lives requires an unprecedented level of scrutiny of these industries.” – TSN
Tech Worker Handbook – A collection of resources for tech workers who are looking to make more informed decisions about whether to speak out on issues that are in the public interest. Aiming to improve working conditions, direct attention to consumer harms, or otherwise address wrongdoing and abuse should not be a solo or poorly resourced endeavor.
- Tech Whistleblowing Essentials: What To Know About Whistleblowing
- Tech Whistleblowing Essentials: Navigating Coworkers and Unions
- Tech Whistleblowing Essentials: How to Work with Lawyers
- Tech Whistleblowing Essentials: What To Know About Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs)
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