Gold farming a series of monotonous tasks in online games like World of Warcraft that can be done to generate in-game gold that can then be sold for real dollars. This is the first I’ve heard of slave labor being used.

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Chinese inmates in Jixi labor camp are reportedly forced to slay demons, battle goblins and cast spells in online games to farm credits for prison guards who trade virtual currencies for real money.

A former prison guard turned inmate, told The Guardian that the operation was even more lucrative than the physical labor that prisoners were also forced to do.

Originally posted by Dane Carlson on August 24, 2014 in Ideas.

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