Facebook defends content moderators’ working conditions

Leo Varadkar highlighted concerns of workers who say they suffer mental trauma from nature of job

Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent @aarrogan
21st February, 2021
Facebook defends content moderators’ working conditions
Leo Varadkar: Tánaiste wrote to Facebook about social moderators’ job complaints

Facebook has defended the working conditions of content moderators after Leo Varadkar raised the concerns of workers who claim they are being psychologically traumatised by their jobs.

The Tánaiste wrote to the social media giant earlier this month after he held a remote meeting with Irish-based moderators who are among thousands of moderators worldwide who help filter out violent, abusive and terrorism-based content on Facebook and Instagram.

“Content moderators working for all social...

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