“The Bad Boss Files” was created by the Digital Public Square. The goal of the game is to increase public knowledge about labour rights by combining best practices in game design with important research on labour rights violations. Labour rights cases in this game were sourced from articles found in Chinese news media and reflect common violations occurring nationally. All incidents in the game have been cross-referenced against multiple sources. The game gives players the chance to learn about labour dispute cases and to find out whether employers were caught for violating labour rights and laws. Participation on the game itself is anonymous. We do not store personally identifying information and your participation on this platform is voluntary, with your ability to exit the browser at any time and only leave anonymous data points. It’s up to you to choose to share the game and your results. This site uses common web analytics tools to measure project and game performance (i.e. Google Analytics, Facebook Pixels). If you would like tips on keeping safe when sharing personal information on social media, you can visit this website.
The Digital Public Square is a project at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs that seeks to increase public knowledge and access to information by combining quality research with innovative digital platforms. Our work looks at global issues across the Americas, Middle East, Africa, and Asia, focused on researching new ways to connect users worldwide with data. To find out more, please visit our organization’s website.