Feb 8, 2018

Facebook moderator: I had to be prepared to see anything

"It's mostly pornography," says Sarah Katz, recalling her eight-month stint working as a Facebook moderator. "You definitely have to be prepared to see anything after just one click. You can be hit with things really fast without a warning." "A lot of these explicit posts circulate. We would often see them pop up from about six different users in one day, so that made it pretty challenging to find the original source." "In response, a Facebook spokesman said:"Our reviewers play a crucial role in making Facebook a safe and open environment. "Although we use artificial intelligence where we can, there are now over 7,000 people who review content on Facebook, and looking after their wellbeing is a real priority for us."

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