Varadkar to press Facebook on working conditions for its content moderators

Move comes as 30 people who were employed to filter out disturbing content on platform are now planning to launch legal action in the High Court

15th November, 2020
Varadkar to press Facebook on working conditions for its content moderators
Leo Varadkar, Minister for Enterprise: ‘difficult work’ Picture: Rollingnews

Leo Varadkar will raise the working conditions of Facebook’s content moderators with the social media company over growing concerns that workers are being psychologically traumatised by their jobs.

Separately the Business Post can reveal that 30 people who were employed to filter out disturbing content on the platform are now planning to launch legal action in the High Court.

The contracted workers claim they have suffered serious psychological injuries as a result of exposure...

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