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EU lawmakers ask Jeff Bezos whether Amazon spies on politicians

Concern over job ads referring to monitoring of ‘hostile leaders’ and union ‘threats’

A cross-party group of MEPs has written to Amazon’s chief executive, Jeff Bezos, demanding information on the online retailer’s monitoring of trade union activists and politicians in response to deleted job postings that described unions as “threats”.

The letter, from 37 members of the European parliament, said they were concerned Amazon deliberately targeted workers seeking to organise, and also questioned whether the company had “spied” on politicians.

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