Facebook’s content moderators have to look at horrific, psychologically damaging content every day. Image: Chesnot / getty images By Amanda Yeo2020-05-13 03:03:20 UTC
Facebook has agreed to pay $52 million to its content moderators as compensation for mental health issues caused by their work. The internet is already generally a cesspool of filth and cruelty, so one can only imagine the incredibly horrific things its moderators are forced to witness every day.
The payment is part of the preliminary settlement in class-action lawsuit brought against Facebook in 2018. In the suit, several former Facebook moderators accused Facebook of failing to provide a safe workplace and exposing them to severe psychological harm. Speaking to The Verge last year, some moderators said they’d been diagnosed with