Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 16th Mar 2012 19:47 UTC
In the News "This American Life has retracted an episode that focused on working conditions inside a Foxconn iPad factory, calling the source material 'partially fabricated'. The episode - the most popular in TAL history with nearly a million streams - was partially based on the work of artist Mike Daisey, who apparently lied to fact-checkers about his experiences visiting Foxconn's facility. Some of the lies were discovered during an interview with Daisey's Chinese translator, who disputed the facts presented in his show and on the air."
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really?
by TechGeek on Sat 17th Mar 2012 02:09 UTC
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While I can believe this guy lied, and I understand conditions are bad everywhere in China, sticking your head in the sand doesn't make it ok. There is absolutely NO reason why Apple couldn't pay their workers in that factory more. They are making a crap ton of profit, they don't have to treat people like slaves. Walmart does the same shit. Walmart actually had China devalue their currency just to get a better margin. Some of us ARE willing to pay more to prevent abuses like this.

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