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Livestreams and Punches: Front-Line Workers Suffer From Anti-Mask Conspiracies

Livestreams and Punches: Front-Line Workers Suffer From Anti-Mask Conspiracies

AdvertisementAs the anti-mask crew enters the store, ignoring the workers telling them to wear masks, he starts ranting about mask regulations while searching for the soap. Furthermore, when deciding on a staging ground, anti-mask provocateurs often gravitate towards areas with low-wage workers whom they treat as pawns in their stunts. AdvertisementVICE World News spoke to several front-line workers who said they’ve become the de facto enforcers of their employer’s mask and social distancing policy. Their research showed that as the income of the workers rose so did the compliance level of the anti-maskers. It’s not just anger driving some of these anti-maskers to dehumanize front-line workers but a thirst for attention.