Who And What Mark Zuckerberg Pays To Police FB Content Is Disturbing
Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, has made no secret of his liberal viewpoints and his dislike of conservative politics. Thankfully, America has a constitution that provides for free speech or FB would be completely taken over by the likes of BuzzFeed and Huffington Post. However, Zuckerberg is also known for his “creativity” and he has found a way to monitor FB content.
And now, we know who his army of thought police are and how much they are being paid to do the dirty work. According to this report, a Mail on Sunday investigation has found that the billion-dollar social networking site has hired young Filipinos, many with limited English skills, to censor offensive and terror-related content.
Worse still, they are being paid a measly £1.81 an hour to do it. That is just $2.03 an hour in USD by the way. Keep in mind, this is the guy who is considering running for president in 2020, well, because social justice is just so important. Seems that paying slave wages and outsourcing jobs doesn’t fall under his definition of justice and equality.
Workers are not only paid little for their efforts, but the work itself is grueling. And if they don’t meet “quotas”-they are…
The MoS investigation noted that Facebook outsources some of its moderating work to staff in the Philippines employed through multinational professional services firm Accenture. Staff members usually last less than 18 months because of the mentally challenging nature of the work.
They are often forced to decide in seconds whether or not to delete videos, pictures, and posts which are too graphic or violent. Staff face being fired if they fail to meet strict quotas which requires them to assess hundreds of extreme posts every shift. Although, it is interesting that many of the posts that are wrongly categorized as offensive most often belong to conservative sites.
Nevertheless, while the policing of content for the purposes of eliminating child pornography and terrorism is necessary, there is certainly no justification for hiring people who barely speak the English language.