Remote working option not open to Facebook’s outsourced content moderators

Company says its arrangement allowing staff to work from home and to do so abroad ‘applies to employees only’

Facebook’s office in Dublin where it employs 3,000 staff who now have the option of working remotely from abroad. Picture:

Facebook’s decision to let staff work remotely, including from abroad, will not apply to contractors who moderate content for the company through outsourced firms.

A spokeswoman for the company said its move to remote working – which will allow Facebook staff to move abroad and work remotely from a different country – “applies to Facebook employees only”.

Asked whether the social media giant would seek to allow remote working for staff employed by contractors, the ...