The Secret Lives of Facebook Moderators in America

(Adam Engst) #1

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In an impressive piece of investigative journalism, Casey Newton of The Verge has published an article describing what it’s like to work as a Facebook content moderator. Short answer: it sounds horrible.

(Simon) #2

Thanks, Adam, for pointing us to that piece. An excellent article. Very interesting, even for a non-FB user like myself.

(Tommy Weir) #3

Every anniversary, I think of the people who ‘filtered’ the news footage around 9/11. Frequently interns and contractors, who saw footage of the people who fell including the landings. None of it made the news but they too had years of therapy after it.

(Adam Engst) #4

Some more on this from Facebook’s former chief security officer.