Vox is on strike today- they're trying to unionize! ✊
As a result, consuming media today from Vox, The Verge, or Polygon constitutes breaking a picket line.
@mawr Ooh, thanks for letting me know about this. I was about to read a Polygon article when I finished with my work here...
Wouldn't using an adblocker constitute the same? Since they're not making money?
@mawr Vox actually already has a union! They're the ones who organized the walkout. The walkout itself is because Vox execs refuse to listen to the unions demands, including raising entry-level wages
@columbidae Better yet!! :D
@mawr Don't be a scab kids!
@mawr Hello! Small distinction: they're not on strike, yesterday was a one-day walkout. That's not to diminish their action—it's brave and hugely important!
@mawr Wait, how can you scab if you don't work there? Especially if you don't pay anything and use ad blockers. It's not like Vox or anyone wants us to read their stuff.
@zge @mawr It's like an uber rider on the uber strike. You don't have to be actively doing anything without knowing. Polygon and Vox gains ad revenue and income based on number of reads and clicks on the articles and videos they make, so by actively watching or reading the content, you're saying the workers don't matter
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