Facebook agreed to pay $ 52 million to its content moderators, contractors who filed a lawsuit in 2018, alleging that they were not adequately protected from severe psychological harm and other injuries due to their work.
The lawsuit indicates that for work reasons they were forced to view disturbing graphic and video posts and videos on their platforms. They alleged, then, that they had no protection from consequences that may result from repeated exposure to graphic material such as sexual abuse of minors, beheadings, terrorism, animal cruelty and other disturbing images.RELATED
The settlement gives US moderators who were part of the class action lawsuit $ 1,000 each. Those diagnosed with work-related conditions may receive medical treatment and compensation for damages of up to $ 50,000, according to the preliminary settlement filed with the California Supreme Court for San Mateo County.
In a statement, the company said it is “grateful to the people who do this important work to make Facebook a safe environment for everyone. We are committed to providing additional support through this agreement and in the future. ”
(With information from AP)