I know, I totally owe you all an actual gaming review. But I read this report about Foxconn allegedly using forced student labor to build PS4s and I really wanted to weigh in with you. Mere minutes ago, my phone buzzed with breaking news from AppyGamer. According to them,
Apparently students from China’s Xi’an Institute of Technology have been told they will lose course credits if they don’t participate in Foxconn’s internship. The internship has students working in distribution and shipping as well as production, which have little, if nothing, to do with their program of study. Further, students aren’t being paid for their labor.
It is not clear whether Sony knows about this situation, reports NowGamer.
- Foxconn using forced student labor to build Sony’s PS4 (gamesinasia.com)
- Sony’s PS4 Being Made By Some “Forced” Unpaid Intern Students At Foxconn Factory (eteknix.com)
- Foxconn Reportedly Making PS4s With Forced Student Labor (escapistmagazine.com)