Facebook moderators ‘told not to discuss working conditions’ | Facebook

Facebook has been accused of using nondisclosure agreements to try to build a “wall of secrecy” and prevent its moderators from discussing working conditions with Leo Varadkar, the Irish tánaiste (deputy PM). The moderators claim that Facebook warned them they could not break a nondisclosure agreement (NDA) they had signed Continue Reading

Former Facebook moderators sound alarm over treatment of workers ahead of US election | Technology

Alison Trebacz, a former Facebook content moderator based in Arizona, remembers the day of the 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting, which killed 58 people and injured more than 800 others, almost as if she were there. She came into work that morning expecting to see graphic content, but nothing could Continue Reading

Facebook moderators forced to work in Dublin office despite high-tier lockdown | Technology

Facebook moderators working for one of the company’s Dublin-based contractors are being forced to go into the office, even as Ireland returns to its highest tier of Covid lockdown, after their employer categorised them as “essential workers”. Staff with personal shielding requirements are exempt from the order, but those with Continue Reading

Facebook moderators call for advertiser boycott to be extended | Technology

Current and former Facebook moderators have called for the unprecedented advertiser boycott of the site to be extended to prove that the action is more than a “PR stunt”. Speaking to the Guardian, one current moderator who asked to remain anonymous because they feared for their job, said that without Continue Reading

Facebook moderators join criticism of Zuckerberg over Trump stance | Technology

Pressure from Facebook staff is continuing to mount on Mark Zuckerberg over his policies towards posts by Donald Trump, with moderators joining those criticising their boss for his stance. The moderators penned an open letter to their colleagues in support of virtual walkouts that have broken out at the company, Continue Reading

Facebook to pay $52m for failing to protect moderators from ‘horrors’ of graphic content | Technology- Tempemail

Facebook has agreed to pay a settlement of $52m in a court case alleging the company failed to protect workers tasked with moderating disturbing content from the grave mental health impacts of the job. As part of the settlement, which was announced Tuesday, moderators will get a minimum of $1,000 Continue Reading

TikTok reportedly told moderators to ‘suppress’ content from ‘ugly, poor, obese and disabled users’- Tempemail

Video-sharing app TikTok reportedly instructed its moderators to “suppress posts created by users deemed too ugly, poor or disabled for the platform,” according to leaked documents viewed by The Intercept. In the documents, it details how moderators were instructed to choose which videos show up on the app’s “For You” Continue Reading

TikTok Moderators Allegedly Told to Censor Posts by ‘Ugly, Poor and Disabled’ People | Tempemail

Sourced from Cosmico TikTok, the Chinese app on which hundreds of millions of users from all corners of the world share music videos, has allegedly instructed moderators to suppress posts created by users that are deemed too ugly, poor, or disabled for the platform. This is according to internal documents Continue Reading

YouTube moderators must sign contract acknowledging job could cause PTSD – report | Technology

Content moderators for YouTube have received legal warnings the job may negatively affect their mental health and cause post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a new report from the Verge found. Social media sites are increasingly informing employees of the negative effects of moderation jobs following several reports on harrowing working conditions, Continue Reading

YouTube content moderators are being asked to sign a document acknowledging the job could give them PTSD

In a nutshell: A spokesperson for Accenture said the well-being of its people is a top priority, adding that they regularly update the information they give employees to ensure they have a clear understanding of the work they do and of the wellness program and comprehensive support services they provide. Continue Reading