THE NEW WEB SLAVES: AMAZON’S MECHANICAL TURK

How Internet giants are circumventing labour legislation

Format: HD
Duration: 26 ’
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Available versions: French | English
Rights: All rights / Worldwide
Director: Baptiste des Monstiers

Synopsis

Iconographic search for $0.05/hr. Translation jobs at $0.02/hr.

The giants of the net have found a simple way to circumvent labor laws: they have invented the micro-jobs. Simple tasks with even simpler wages, i.e. a few cents without the paperwork. A trick that allows them to bypass the law regardless of the country of origin of the Internet employer, and which takes its inspiration from a 18th century scam called the "Mechanical Turk".