February 26, 2014 10:38 am -

With “click farms” as the new sweatshops, groups desperate to show how popular they are are buying clicks.

For the workers, though, it is miserable work, sitting at screens in dingy rooms facing a blank wall, with windows covered by bars, and sometimes working through the night. For that, they could have to generate 1,000 likes or follow 1,000 people on Twitter to earn a single US dollar.

Do we really believe that all these people in the Ukraine “like the Tea Party? Oh, and look: Bangladesh “likes” them, too!

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.