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Person of the Year 2021

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Your Uber driver. Your Walmart cashier. Your DoorDash delivery person. In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, these are essential workers whose jobs keep us going. In 2021 they pushed back the requirement for a reasonable minimum wage and better working conditions in a fight taking place on the For You Site. In videos that went viral from TikTok to Twitter, workers turned against customers and companies alike.

The internet labor movement grew from whispers to screams: Sex workers stopped OnlyFans from adult content is prohibited. Amazon warehouse workers complain of hazardous conditions according to dire circumstances. #OrigamiCamp began meaningful discussion about the nuances of consent and cooperation in prostitution. McDonald’s managers have pull in the comments. Wendy’s employees used the bullhorn to closed Karens. Redditors troll Kellog with fake apps.

These stories and many others link together, forming a chain of workers who changed what it means to be alive online. In 2021, your driver has become creator, blame us and they are ours Internet Person of the Year.

—Kris Seavers

Daily dot

https://www.dailydot.com/2021-poty/ Person of the Year 2021

Mike Sullivan

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