Platform work is a largely invisible form of labor. Consequently, the term “ghost work” has come to refer to the anonymising conditions under which workers perform this behind the scenes labor.
We are currently investigating online platform labor and ghost work in Europe, and one of the aims of this study is to understand where this work is done and by whom. To do this, we have asked platform workers to help us map their general locations across the 27 member states of the EU and four prominent labor platforms – namely, Appen, Microworkers, Clickworker, and Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTurk).
Below are the initial results of our collective efforts. Check back with us for updates to the map as we work with workers to collect more data!
Note: To best safeguard the anonymity and privacy of the workers, we have shifted the pins on the map (by slight & random distances) so as not to reflect exact locations.