Blum Center Distinguished Visiting Scholar Siddharth Kara was quoted in a recent Forbes article about a lawsuit alleging that the exploitation of child workers is providing cobalt that powers some of the most popular devices made by major technology companies.

The piece quotes Kara discussing his research on child exploitation and horrific working conditions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Read about the problem and Kara’s proposed solutions (including how tech companies should be held accountable for their supply chains) here.