Episode 40: Click farms and digital slavery

Nearly 5 million people in the UK are now self-employed. Technology has made it easier than ever to open a business and offer your services to others willing to pay but this shift towards gig employment concerns many analysts including Dr Ming Lim.

Dr Lim is an Associate Professor in Marketing and Management at the University of Liverpool. She argues that many of the people we see, tapping away at computers at all hours in coffee shops are working for click-farms and the work they do, is actually a form of slavery.

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