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Amazon apologizes for lying about pee — and attempts to shift the blame


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acastro_181114_1777_amazon_hq2_0007.0.jp Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Amazon has issued a rare public apology — but not to its workers, and with no real admission of guilt.

Over a week ago, the company was caught publicly lying to Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) that its workers never feel the need to pee in water bottles (because that is, in fact, a well-documented issue at Amazon because of how it robotically tracks and fires its workers).

Now, late on the Friday evening before Easter, when few are paying attention, the company is apologizing to Pocan — and no one else. Amazon only apologizes for not being “accurate” enough, too — not for actually creating and contributing to situations where workers pee in bottles.

The @AmazonNews account didn’t bother to tweet any of this, BTW

In fact, Amazon goes so far as...

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