Latest podcast – Click farms and digital slavery

In our latest podcast Dr Ming Lim, an Associate Professor in Marketing and Management, discusses the rapid rise of the digital ‘gig economy’ and the implications for workers, policy makers and labour rights organisations.

Nearly five 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 Lim.

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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Our podcasts are produced in collaboration with the University of Liverpool online programmes team, hosted by Canadian journalist and producer Neil Morrison, we aim to bring listeners closer to some of our academic experts, authors and innovative thinkers who are affecting positive change in the world today.

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