Sep 25, 2018

Facebook moderator sues over 'beheading stress'

A woman who monitored content on Facebook is suing the company, alleging it does not properly protect those who face mental trauma as a result of viewing distressing images. Moderators are "Bombarded" with thousands of images depicting child sexual abuse, torture, bestiality and beheadings, the legal action alleges. Facebook said its moderators had full access to mental health resources. The legal action has been taken in California by former contract employee Selena Scola. The legal action says that there is potential for a class action from "Thousands" of current and former moderators in California.

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