Facebook Cavalier About Graphic Images' Effects, Suit Says

Law360 (September 24, 2018, 4:28 PM EDT) -- A former Facebook content moderator has accused the social media giant of ignoring its own procedures to protect moderators from psychological trauma that can be caused by their work screening obscene or graphic material from the platform, according to a proposed class action filed in California state court Friday.

Plaintiff Selena Scola, who performed work for Facebook through independent contractor Pro Unlimited Inc., alleged the social media company was negligent and flouted California law by not adhering to its own internal procedures for mitigating the effects on her and other content moderators who had to constantly view graphic material as part of...

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