An army of Facebook workers are tasked with removing terror-related material
MoS investigation reveals that Facebook has hired young Filipinos to do the job
Hundreds of them – some of who have limited English – earn just £1.36 an hour
At which point we’ve got to put that £1.36 an hour into some sort of perspective. GDP per capita in the Philippines is some $3,000 a year. Meaning that someone working full time (2,000 hours a year) will be earning, at £1.36, more than GDP per capita. £1.20 is what is needed to make that.
In British terms that’s like being paid £34,000 a year.
No, absolutely not, this does not buy the same lifestyle, not at all. But relative to local earnings that’s the same.
And that’s not bad, is it?