THE NEW WEB SLAVES: AMAZON’S MECHANICAL TURK

How the 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

The giants of the net have found a simple way to circumvent labor laws: they have invented the micro-jobs. Simple tasks with minimal wages, i.e. a few cents without the paperwork.

A trick that allows them to bypass the labor laws regardless of the country of origin of the employer, and which takes its inspiration from a 18th century scam called the "Mechanical Turk".