Facebook Moderators Have Problems – level 1

20-05-2020 07:00

The company Facebook hires content moderators. A content moderator watches what people post on Facebook. He checks people´s videos. He deletes videos that break Facebook´s rules.

Some videos are very worrying. They show a lot of violence. Some moderators start to have mental problems. They cannot sleep. They have nightmares. They feel nervous and sad.

Facebook says that these people do important work. They help keep Facebook safe.

The company wants to help these people. The company agrees to pay $52 million. Every moderator, who has mental problems, gets at least $1,000. Also, the company wants to get more counseling for its moderators.

Difficult words: violence (when people hurt each other), mental (connected to the mind), counseling (when a professional person helps someone solve personal problems).

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