TikTok Sued By content Moderator Traumatised By Graphic Videos | The Straits Times





NEW YORK (BLOOMBERG) - TikTok's 10,000 content material moderators are uncovered to a daily eating regimen of kid pornography, rapes, beheadings and animal mutilation, in response to a lawsuit filed towards the video-sharing platform and its mother or father, ByteDance Inc.

It will get worse. Content material moderator Candie Frazier says in her proposed class-action lawsuit that she has screened movies involving freakish cannibalism, crushed heads, college shootings, suicides, and even a deadly fall from a constructing, full with audio.

And there was no escaping it, Ms Frazier claimed.

TikTok requires moderators to work at a frantic tempo, watching a whole lot of movies per 12-hour shift with solely an hour off for lunch and two 15-minute breaks, in response to Thursday's (Dec 23) grievance in federal court docket in Los Angeles.

"Because of the sheer quantity of content material, content material moderators are permitted not more than 25 seconds per video, and concurrently view three to 10 movies on the identical time," her legal professionals mentioned in her grievance.

TikTok was a member of a gaggle of social media firms together with Fb and YouTube that developed pointers for serving to moderators address the photographs of kid abuse their jobs required them to view, in response to the grievance.

However TikTok did not implement the rules, which embody offering psychological assist and limiting shifts to 4 hours, in response to the go well with.

Ms Frazier, who lives in Las Vegas, mentioned she suffers from post-traumatic stress dysfunction because of all of the disturbing movies she has needed to watch.

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