- Apr 25, 2019
Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube all announced this week that thousands of content moderators are being sent home—leaving more of our feeds in the hands of machines.
Honestly, it may be better to just encrypt all the messages and not bother anyone's mental health about what twisted things people post. It would be more private and secure to boot. I still cannot fathom why someone would put that up on social media of all places.It's a bit of a double edged sword. It was encouraging to read the article made reference to the mental health issues this kind of work can lead to. I'd like to think that perhaps one day AI might be capable of doing as good a job as humans but without the horrendous payload.
I don't know when it started, but there has been a lot of pressure for social media to really clamp down on what people consider to be harmful content. This pressure wasn't there previously and leads to moderators running into traumatic content a lot more frequently than they did before, while trying to proactively identify and take down problematic content. The Christchurch Shooting comes to mind as a really nasty example which keeps getting reposted and diligently taken down due to public outcry.Social media cant be private, its the very nature of social media and makes it what it is.
People need to stop getting offended by every little thing, less censorship would be good and that takes the pressure of the mods to act like left wing lunatics.
Dark patterns manipulate without forcing targets to dance to their tune. IMO the biggest reason this happened is because FB popularized changing people's parameters with new defaults and other companies felt they were at a disadvantage not doing the same - why keep asking for permission and making new options opt-in when sorry suffices after deploying them to everyone ?FB's tendency to fiddle around with "privacy" settings, the push to add "friends" you never talk to and recommendation engines which are great at spreading click-bait come up as problems.
Umm, so why cant they just login and work from home ?
Here in the UK, I have a VPN, that securely links me to my work network.
They seem to think workers will steal people's private data (or steal reported child pornography to sell to the highest bidder as the media seems to be enthralled with that... even though having no moderation means there would be more of that on their platform, as-well as many other problems).Umm, so why cant they just login and work from home ?
Our ancestors must be rolling in their graves laughing. They lived in times where the bombs were flying over their heads. And here people have their mental health disturbed due to social media post. Funny how left wing made people so weak.
Yeah but you have the expertise and technical knowledge to know what you are doing. Moderators working for Facebook probably haven't a clue in that respect.
That said you might have thought Facebook and the like would have had the knowledge and infrastructure to set things up for homeworking but clearly isn't the case which is rather lamentable.
Well, to their credit, most of Twitter's staff is now working from home and they were told they can opt to continue that way indefinitely after the pandemic passes.
Yeah, I'm sure our ancestors would find the thought of a future where people tried to make the world a more pleasant place for everyone to live absolutely hilarious.Our ancestors must be rolling in their graves laughing. They lived in times where the bombs were flying over their heads. And here people have their mental health disturbed due to social media post. Funny how left wing made people so weak.
Because those people that go on about "the left" all the time think discrimination based on those things is good.They also lived in times when it was okay to discriminate jobs, education, basic human services, and more based on skin color or who you choose to love. Funny how people who always blame the left never mention those sorts of things when they look back.
Precisely, it is what many companies call an "insider threat". A lot of it I think is the media, they're scared if there is an incident, that the media will lunge for their necks and try to twist it against them. Overzealous risk mitigations for PR.So ....
They dont trust their moderators (so why employ them).
They can use the modertor tools, but not click on a link to connect them via a vpn.