One member of this council, Alessandro Acquisti, stepped down this weekend, according to a statement on Twitter on Saturday (March 30). Acquisti was vague about why he didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment, and resigned.
More than 830 anonymous Google workers, as well as 145 employees and professors in the tech sector possess signed a petition asking Google to remove the president of the conservative think-tank Heritage Foundation, Kay Coles James, by the company’s external ethics advisory board.
Google didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.