Friday, August 9, 2019
Schoolchildren in China work overnight to produce Amazon Alexa devices | Global development | The Guardian
Hundreds of schoolchildren have been drafted in to make Amazon’s Alexa devices in China as part of a controversial and often illegal attempt to meet production targets, documents seen by the Guardian reveal.
Interviews with workers and leaked documents from Amazon’s supplier Foxconn show that many of the children have been required to work nights and overtime to produce the smart-speaker devices, in breach of Chinese labour laws.
I asked Alexa about this. She said she wasn't sure.