Activision Asks Shareholders to Vote to Stay in the Dark

Axios reports that Activision Blizzard is advising shareholders to vote against a proposal by New York State that Activision Blizzard issue an annual report on workplace abuse, harassment, and discrimination. The company has faced multiple lawsuits over such issues, and clearly would prefer to move on. In another effort to avoid increased accountability, Activision is also urging a no-vote on a proposal to allow employees to add a member of the AFL-CIO to its board of directors. Here's the outline of New York's proposal:
Why it matters: The proposal, first made in February, is a push for transparency about the wrongs at a scandal-racked company.

  • Such proposals often fail, but last year Microsoft shareholders voted for such a report over the objections of that company’s board.

New York's proposed report would include:

  • The “total number of pending sexual abuse, harassment or discrimination complaints the company is seeking to resolve.”
  • The amount of money Activision spent settling misconduct claims in the past three years.
  • The number of pending misconduct complaints facing the company.

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May 4, 2022, 17:45
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YurtFreak wrote on May 3, 2022, 13:33:
This is why I'm not giving Blizzard another dime of my money. Ever.

For me... maybe after M$ grabs em and replace their ceo.
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May 4, 2022, 08:24
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Re: Activision Asks Shareholders to Vote to Stay in the Dark May 4, 2022, 08:24
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I'm not surprised by this. Slightly saddened...but not surprised.
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May 4, 2022, 03:58
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Kxmode wrote on May 3, 2022, 14:09:
Remember when an Activision news headline involved video games?

...no. When was that again? ;p

(when was the last time we had positive news about Activision? *tee-hee*)
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May 4, 2022, 02:44
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Burrito of Peace wrote on May 3, 2022, 19:14:
Cutter wrote on May 3, 2022, 18:45:
They were greedy, immature dicks, they weren't killing and eating babies.

Hear that? Sexual harassment and quid pro quo is A-OK so long as you aren't killing and eating babies!
Do we know that for sure?
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May 3, 2022, 19:23
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That is certainly what I would take away from it Prez.
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May 3, 2022, 19:19
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From a purely business sense I can see why Activision, as well as any company, would want to vote this down. Having said that, every company
, and probably Activision next, cannot see that if you ever want to put something like this behind you, this is an important first step. Wrong or right, most of the world will take this as an indication that they have learned nothing and nothing has changed.
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May 3, 2022, 19:16
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Burrito of Peace wrote on May 3, 2022, 19:14:
Cutter wrote on May 3, 2022, 18:45:
They were greedy, immature dicks, they weren't killing and eating babies.

Hear that? Sexual harassment and quid pro quo is A-OK so long as you aren't killing and eating babies!
Makes perfect sense to me. that Cutter would say something like that, anyway
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Cutter wrote on May 3, 2022, 18:45:
They were greedy, immature dicks, they weren't killing and eating babies.

Hear that? Sexual harassment and quid pro quo is A-OK so long as you aren't killing and eating babies!
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May 3, 2022, 19:07
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Cutter wrote on May 3, 2022, 18:45:
YurtFreak wrote on May 3, 2022, 13:33:
This is why I'm not giving Blizzard another dime of my money. Ever.

Why not? Don't believe in forgiveness? They were greedy, immature dicks, they weren't killing and eating babies. By that rationale there are very few people on this planet you can ever buy anything from. We're all someone else's asshole because reasons. It's good to try and buy ethically however.

I'll start to think about forgiveness when I see real change.

I'm not holding my breath.
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May 3, 2022, 18:51
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Sempai wrote on May 3, 2022, 14:19:
Kxmode wrote on May 3, 2022, 14:09:
Remember when an Activision news headline involved video games?
lol i was thinking the same thing.
This is why I have been saying the Microsoft purchase/merger of/with AB is meaningless to gamers.
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YurtFreak wrote on May 3, 2022, 13:33:
This is why I'm not giving Blizzard another dime of my money. Ever.

Why not? Don't believe in forgiveness? They were greedy, immature dicks, they weren't killing and eating babies. By that rationale there are very few people on this planet you can ever buy anything from. We're all someone else's asshole because reasons. It's good to try and buy ethically however.

"Van Gogh painted alone and in despair and in madness and sold one picture in his entire life. Millions struggled alone, unrecognized, and struggled as heroically as any famous hero. Was it worthless? I knew it wasn't."
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May 3, 2022, 18:37
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Kxmode wrote on May 3, 2022, 14:09:
Remember when an Activision news headline involved video games?
Hey, videogames + sex = bliss.
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May 3, 2022, 17:58
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May 3, 2022, 17:58
 
This is about as interesting as watching paint dry...;) Wake me when they ship something I might be interested in, otherwise, I don't care about reading more "welfare for starving lawyers" accounts.
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May 3, 2022, 16:03
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YurtFreak wrote on May 3, 2022, 13:33:
This is why I'm not giving Blizzard another dime of my money. Ever.

There's so many 15 year olds who don't care about this shit as long as the next FPS is LIT AF!

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May 3, 2022, 14:39
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YurtFreak wrote on May 3, 2022, 13:33:
This is why I'm not giving Blizzard another dime of my money. Ever.
The Blizzard we grew up knowing and loving has long been dead. So you're not really missing anything.
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Kxmode wrote on May 3, 2022, 14:09:
Remember when an Activision news headline involved video games?

lol i was thinking the same thing.
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Remember when an Activision news headline involved video games?
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May 3, 2022, 13:49
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Krazy Kat wrote on May 3, 2022, 13:15:
See no evil. Hear no evil. Speak no evil.
"Don't get caught doing evil"
Never argue with an idiot. They will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.
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May 3, 2022, 13:33
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This is why I'm not giving Blizzard another dime of my money. Ever.
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