Facebook Moderators Suffer PTSD, Turn to Guns, Sex, Weed For Solace
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It details the work environment the company's content moderators claim has forced them to do all kinds of inappropriate things, including having sex in office stairwells. The Verge interviewed a dozen former, and current contractors who shared hair raising stories about their work at Cognizant. The Verge was told by the moderators that their work conditions provided for conspiracy videos and memes to thrive.
Among the standouts reported by The Verge are workers promoting the idea that the Earth is flat. Another worker said he'd "Mapped every escape route out of his house and sleeps with a gun at his side." The worker no longer believes 9/11 was a terrorist attack, either. The most frightening entails a worker who so feared for his safety, he began bringing a concealed gun to work.
Content moderation can be difficult work but it is necessary to keep Facebook safe.
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