The gig workers fighting back against the algorithms

Publication Title
MIT Technology Review
Publication/Creation Date
April 21 2022
Karen Hao (creator)
Nadine Freischlad (creator)
Rida Qadri (contributor)
Jason Jackson (contributor)
Veena Dubal (contributor)
Nadiem Makarim (contributor)
Gojek (contributor)
Suci Lestari Yuana (contributor)
Tanah Sullivan (contributor)
Amalinda Savirani (contributor)
Persuasive Intent
"Over the years, as more and more workers have fallen under the gaze of algorithms, a growing chorus of experts have noted how platform companies have paralleled the practices of colonial empires in using management tools to surveil and exploit a broad base of cheap labor. But the experience of Jakarta’s drivers could reveal a new playbook for resistance: a way for workers to build collective power, achieve a measure of security, and take care of one another when seemingly no one else will."

This story is part three of MIT Technology Review’s series on AI colonialism
HCI Platform
Relation to Body
Related Body Part
Marketing Keywords
Gojek, Uber

Date archived
July 13 2022
Last edited
July 13 2022
How to cite this entry
Karen Hao, Nadine Freischlad. (April 21 2022). "The gig workers fighting back against the algorithms". MIT Technology Review. Massachusetts Institute Of Technology (MIT). Fabric of Digital Life.