Facebook Escapes Moderators' Suit Over Trauma Exposure

By Mike Curley (May 14, 2021, 7:01 PM EDT) -- Facebook content moderators haven't shown that the social media giant and the contractor that employed them failed to protect them against the psychological trauma of viewing graphic images on the job, a Florida federal judge ruled Friday.

U.S. District Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle dismissed claims against both companies in the suit led by named plaintiff Debrynna Garrett-Alfred, saying the moderators failed to plead crucial elements of their claims that Facebook Inc. and Cognizant Technology Solutions US Corp. concealed the risks of trauma from them.

The moderators sued in February 2020, claimed they suffered psychological trauma from looking at thousands of graphic...

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