Facebook moderators required to acknowledge risk of PTSD

Document requires staff to sign disclosure that they understand the content they will be reviewing ‘may be disturbing’ and ‘may impact’ mental health

29th November, 2020
Facebook moderators required to acknowledge risk of PTSD
Facebook is under fire for its alleged lack of support for its content moderators. Picture: Getty

Facebook content moderators working for Accenture in Dublin have been issued with a form requiring them to acknowledge that the job can cause post traumatic stress disorder, the Business Post has learned.

The document, which has been seen by this newspaper, requires staff to sign a disclosure that: “I understand the content I will be reviewing may be disturbing. It is possible that reviewing such content may impact my mental health, and it could even...

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