‘Extremely disturbing’: TikTok sued by content moderator for psychological trauma

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TikTok is the home of viral cooking hacks and dance videos — but it’s also the latest social media company with a content moderation problem.

Candie Frazier, who works as a contracted content moderator, filed a class action lawsuit in federal court on Thursday against TikTok and its parent company, ByteDance, for psychological trauma. Frazier alleges she developed anxiety, depression, and PTSD as a result of the highly regimented 12-hour shifts in which she would watch a stream of videos containing “animal cruelty, torture, suicides, child abuse, murder, beheadings, and other graphic content.” Troubling videos also discussed conspiracy theories, holocaust denial, political misinformation, and other destabilizing content.

  • Source: Mashable
  • December 25, 2021
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