Authored By: Candace Whitman
According to Daniel Weissner of Reuters, Youtube has settled a lawsuit with former content moderators for $4.3 million. The plaintiff claims she developed anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder from the content she reviewed on the job and that the company failed to provide support for the moderators who had to review "violent and disturbing" content.
Weissner reports that as a part of the settlement, Youtube will be required to provide moderators with on-site counseling and support groups. They also cannot enforce non-disclosure agreements against employees who wish to talk about their work with counselors.
Facebook and Tiktok have both had similar lawsuits filed against them. Like Youtube, they denied wrongdoing.
To read more about this case, click here to read Weissner's article for Reuters.