Mar 19, 2020

Facebook content moderators paid to work from home

Facebook will pay its third-party US content moderators to work from home. The company will also increase use of artificial intelligence to moderate content during the coronavirus crisis. "It's great that they are letting them work from home, but it seems like the bare minimum Facebook could do," said Joe Rivano Barros a campaign manager with the Workers Agency. Facebook has approximately 15,000 content moderators in the US, who are hired by third-party contracting companies. Facebook has been working on algorithms for several years to automatically spot and remove content that violates its policies.

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