Facebook moderators demand to be allowed to work from home

The contract staff filter out disturbing content from the social network and have been told they need to show up to their offices as normal

Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent @aarrogan
15th March, 2020
Facebook moderators demand to be allowed to work from home
The moderators have complained that they are being treated differently to staff employed directly by Facebook.

Facebook moderators have complained that they are being exposed to the risk of catching Covid-19 because remote working opportunities have not been extended to them.

The staff are employed by CPL subsidiary Covalen Solutions to filter out disturbing content from the social network.

A number of Covalen staff complained to their managers on Friday that they were not being allowed to work from home during the period advised by the government to slow the spread...

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