Sumary of Facebook Moderators Demand Company Shred NDAs So They Can Share PTSD Horror Stories:
- Dozens of Facebook content moderators from around the world are calling for the company to put an end to ‘overly restrictive nondisclosure agreements’ (NDAs) which discourage workers from speaking out about horrific working conditions, according to The Verge.
- “Despite the company’s best efforts to keep us quiet, we write to demand the company’s culture of fear and excessive secrecy ends today,” the group of at least 60 moderators wrote in a letter to Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg and the CEOs of contracting companies Covalen and Accenture.
- “The news comes amid escalating tension between the company and its contract content moderators in Ireland.
- In May, a moderator named Isabella Plunkett testified before a parliamentary committee to try to push for legislative change.
- ”The letter asks that the company give moderators regular access to clinical psychiatrists and psychologists.
- ” -The VergeHorror stories from Facebook’s PTSD-stricken content moderators are nothing new – as anonymous mods have leaked several times in the past, or had conditions revealed via lawsuits.
- In 2018, a California woman sued the social media giant after she was “exposed to highly toxic, unsafe, and injurious content during her employment as a content moderator at Facebook.