Bloomberg Technology: Facebook Employees Angry Over Content Moderator Conditions


Facebook Inc. has added about 15,000 content reviewers, almost all of whom work not for Facebook itself, sparking concern from some full-time employees. Bloomberg’s Sarah Frier has more on “Bloomberg Technology.” [Bloomberg Tech forces this video to be viewed on YouTube via a link.]

Facebook is hoping computerized algorithms will someday greatly reduce the need for human moderators. No confirmation here, but Cardinal News suspects that a Portillo’s hot dog photo that was shared with a Chicago media TV station article was flagged by a Facebook algorithm for a content violation a few months ago. A person that shared our share of the photo and article received a warning about sharing content that goes against Facebook policies, and the share disappeared. Simultaneously, Cardinal News discovered that the ability to share articles was suspended for about two hours. After the two-hour “suspension”, the shared hot dog photo re-appeared, and Facebook re-established the ability to share by Cardinal News.


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