2019
DOI: 10.31219/osf.io/vqfke
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Kristy Milland

Abstract: Amazon Mechanical Turk ("mTurk") has become popular among researchers in recent years, but few have considered how mTurk affects its most socioeconomically vulnerable users. New workers often find themselves lost on mTurk, which is a labour platform like no job they have experienced before. It is fiercely competitive but unregulated. Without help from offsite communities and tools, many prospective workers quit mTurk before their first task is approved. Indian “Turkers” are at an additional disadvantage becaus…

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