“It’s digital, but it’s real life.” Former Facebook content moderator Spencer Darr looks back on years of sifting through hellish content in a Texas officer tower.
It’s been a strange and difficult year. Here’s some struggles and successes from Foxglove, looking back on 2021.
We are supporting the Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People to bring a legal challenge against disabled people being forced into gruelling and invasive benefit fraud investigations on the say-so of a secret algorithm.
Facebook pays Accenture $50 for every hour a content moderator works. The moderators themselves only see a fraction of that.
With our partners, the Citizens, we’ve won formal permission to proceed to a full judicial review. The government will now have to answer for its shambolic WhatsApp policies in court.
The Accenture CEO answered just one question on content moderation and avoided talking about pay or mental health support.
Accenture pockets $50 per hour for each content moderator working to make Facebook safer. The moderators themselves only get a fraction of that.
It’s a crucial day in our campaign to stop the government using “disappearing messages” on apps like Signal or WhatsApp so proper records of government discussions are kept.