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A Facebook contractor has reportedly contracted COVID-19 days after returning to the office, and now colleagues are worried about an outbreak

A Facebook content moderator has reportedly contracted COVID-19 just days after their employer instructed them to return to the office, per a report from The Intercept. Other contract workers at Accenture’s Austin office are now fearful of being infected themselves in a potential officewide outbreak. The news comes as tech […]
A Facebook contractor has reportedly contracted COVID-19 days after returning to the office, and now colleagues are worried about an outbreak
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Facebook content moderators have reportedly been ordered to watch more child abuse just weeks after the company settled a lawsuit with thousands who developed PTSD on the job

Facebook content moderators employed by Accenture have been ordered to review an extra 48 minutes of child abuse a day,The Intercept reported Thursday. Accenture told hundreds of moderators in emails that, under its renegotiated contract with Facebook, they’d now need to look at 6.3 hours of “child-exploitation imagery” instead of […]
Facebook content moderators have reportedly been ordered to watch more child abuse just weeks after the company settled a lawsuit with thousands who developed PTSD on the job
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‘This is why people are so angry’: Tech giants like Google, Facebook, and Uber built their empires on the backs of contractors. A pandemic is showing just how horrifically that model failed American workers.

Over the course of the last decade, the tech industry has spurred the rise of the gig economy. “Gig economy” has since become something of a catch-all phrase to describe many sorts of non-standard work: independent contracting, temping, or working for a third-party contract firm. Most companies in the tech […]
‘This is why people are so angry’: Tech giants like Google, Facebook, and Uber built their empires on the backs of contractors. A pandemic is showing just how horrifically that model failed American workers.
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Sheryl Sandberg reveals the 2 lessons Facebook learned from the 2016 election, and how the company is dealing with Trump and misinformation during the coronavirus outbreak

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg says the company has learned two important lessons about misinformation since the 2016 election. In a recent interview with Business Insider, Sandberg said Facebook has learned to deploy experts like the World Health Organisation to define which posts are directly harmful to users. Sandberg also said […]
Sheryl Sandberg reveals the 2 lessons Facebook learned from the 2016 election, and how the company is dealing with Trump and misinformation during the coronavirus outbreak
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Some YouTube content moderators are reportedly being told they could be fired if they don’t sign ‘voluntary’ statements acknowledging their jobs could give them PTSD

Some YouTube content moderators are being forced to sign documents that acknowledge their jobs could lead to PTSD and negatively impact their mental health, according to a new report in The Verge. These employees work out of a site in Austin, Texas, operated by Accenture, one of the companies that […]
Some YouTube content moderators are reportedly being told they could be fired if they don’t sign ‘voluntary’ statements acknowledging their jobs could give them PTSD
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The company behind Facebook’s nightmarish moderation centre in Florida will end its content moderation services

Cognisant, a professional services firm whose employees moderate Facebook content, will end its services next year. Employees tasked with moderating Facebook content reportedly worked under nightmarish conditions exposed by a series of investigations published by The Verge earlier this year. According to the investigations, content moderators were expected to sift […]
The company behind Facebook’s nightmarish moderation centre in Florida will end its content moderation services
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Mark Zuckerberg calls reports of Facebook content moderators suffering PTSD after watching videos of people dying ‘a little overdramatic’

FacebookCEO Mark Zuckerberg faced questions from employees in July during company-wide Q&A sessions, audio of which was leaked to and published Tuesday by the Verge. Zuckerberg is asked about the reports on the lives and experiences of contracted content moderators, some of which he call “a little overdramatic.” Multiple stories, […]
Mark Zuckerberg calls reports of Facebook content moderators suffering PTSD after watching videos of people dying ‘a little overdramatic’