Facebook Moderators Have Problems – level 2

20-05-2020 07:00

A content moderator is a person who checks what people post on social media. People who work for Facebook watch thousands of videos every day.

Some videos show murder, child abuse, and suicide. Moderators must check all videos, and they delete videos that break Facebook’s rules.

More than 11,000 content moderators developed mental problems from what they watched. Facebook agreed to pay $52 million to these people, and the company will also provide more counseling to its moderators. Every moderator, who has mental problems, will get a minimum of $1,000.

Facebook said that the company is grateful to the people who do this important work, and Facebook will help these people in the future, too.

Difficult words: child abuse (when somebody hurts a child physically or mentally), suicide (when a person takes his own life), counseling (professional help to people who have personal problems).

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