Jan 25, 2020

Facebook and YouTube moderators sign PTSD disclosure

Content moderators are being asked to sign forms stating they understand the job could cause post-traumatic stress disorder, according to reports. The Financial Times and The Verge reported moderators for Facebook and YouTube, hired by the contractor Accenture, were sent the documents. The reports come as Facebook faces lawsuits from former content moderators over a range of mental health issues in California and Ireland. Case of PTSD and other mental health issues have been on the rise among content moderators. In 2019 The Verge published a behind the senses report of the of Facebook Moderators.

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