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THE OUTSOURCED: Who cares for our digital waste?

May 25, 2016 | by: Dalio Sijah

More than 100.000 Filipinos work as “content moderators” for outsourcing companies of the major social networks which we all know and use. Their task: to sort out all those photos and videos which are not appropriate for Facebook & Co.: pornography, violence, cruelties of all kinds. A lot of the Filipino workers get psychological problems.

Why is this work outsourced to the Philippines after all? The answer will surprise you. Just one hint: it’s not only for the low salaries..

The lecture is based on a research in the Philippines. It contains stunning videos and sounds taken during the research.