Trebor Scholtz quoted in Al Jazeera America Article : Invisible data janitors mop up top websites behind the scenes

  • Posted on: June 17, 2015
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Trebor Scholz work is cited in Ned Resnikoff’s  recent article in Al Jazeera  America. The article  discuses the  hidden workforce of low wage mode
rators  and  takes  a look at how California’s tech boom affects the working class.

Trebor Scholz, a professor of culture and media at the New School in New York City, is trying to envision what these uses might look like. One potential alternative would be crowdsourcing platforms operated by unions and worker-owned cooperatives. In such a model, he said, the crowdsourcing platform would serve as a “virtual hiring hall.” The profits generated by content moderation and other digital labor could go toward pension funds and child care.

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