EVERY MORNING, KIM CASIPONG strolls past barbed wire, six dogs, and a watchman in order to get to her job in a pink apartment building decorated with ornate stonework in Lapu-Lapu City. The building towers above the slums surrounding it—houses made of scrap wood with muddy goat pens in place of yards. She is a pretty, milk-skinned, 17-year-old girl who loves the movie Frozen and whose favorite pastime is singing karaoke. She is on her way to do her part in bringing down Facebook..."
Read the full article here at The New Republic.
"The Bot Bubble" was the cover article for the May 2015 issue of The New Republic. It has been licensed and translated around the world, including by Das Magazine, in Zurich, Switzerland, and by Japan Courier, in Tokyo. Click here to see an excerpt of it in The Week (June 15, 2015, issue).
Photos of my time inside Richard Braggs's Facebook profile factory can be found in The Bot Bubble: A Photo Essay.