A reporter went undercover as a Facebook moderator and was trained not to delete certain racist memes and images of child abuse – Isobel Asher Hamilton and Jake Kanter – July 17, 2018
A reporter for the British broadcaster Channel 4 went undercover as a Facebook moderator at CPL Resources, a Dublin-based content-moderation contractor.
The person found that Facebook was failing to delete shocking images of graphic violence, child abuse, and racism, including a little boy being beaten by an adult man.
The documentary “Inside Facebook: Secrets of the Social Network” exposes wild inconsistencies between the way moderators were being trained and Facebook’s standards.
Facebook said it had made “mistakes” but denied accusations that it sought to profit from extreme content.
A journalist from the British broadcaster Channel 4 went undercover as a Facebook moderator and found a stream of toxic content that was intentionally left on the site.
The reporter posed as an employee of CPL Resources — a Dublin-based content-moderation contractor that has worked with Facebook since 2010 — for the documentary “Inside Facebook: Secrets of the Social Network.”
The journalist undertook CPL Resources’ training, in which new staff members are brought up to speed with Facebook’s community standards and set to work reviewing content including images of graphic violence, child abuse, and hate speech.
Moderators were given three options when reviewing material: ignore, delete, or mark as disturbing. Content marked as disturbing remains on Facebook but has restrictions on who is able to view it.
Lasting health impact follows child abuse
July 17, 2018
(NBC News) A new study of 60,000 women over nearly 30 years suggests those who were forced to endure the horrors of physical or sexual abuse as a child may be at higher risk for developing the debilitating pelvic disease endometriosis.
“Endometriosis is a disease where the tissue that’s usually growing in the uterus in fact implants and grows in other places in the body,” explains Stacy Missmer from Michigan State University.
The disease is extremely painful and can cause infertility, and researchers found a history of abuse can increase the risk for endometriosis by up to 79 percent.