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"China used prisoners in lucrative internet gaming work"

This article reports that inmates at a Chinese labor camp were forced to farm for gold in WoW (and/or other games).

“Making profit is important, but it is not more important than being tolerant and understanding towards others.” -klara

Pretty crazy.

Can’t quite tell from the article if it was in lieu of hard manual labor or in addition to - I guess if I had the choice I’d rather slave away playing WOW.

A multi-layer pump and dump scheme with 300+ inmates would be way more profitable for those running that Chinese prison, but hey, that’s the spirit.