Former moderator sues YouTube after exposure to graphic footage left her with PTSD

kiwigraeme

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PTSD after watching some videos.... Jesus what a snowflake
I hope you are being sarcastic - otherwise that's unkind - As you can see most of us do not want the job - I can kill an animal on a farm - but would hate to work at a slaughterhouse . I would hate to have to knock on peoples doors and tell them their child has died in a road accident . I couldn't even finish a YT criticism of that Cuties prog - so if that makes me a snowflake - then I am a nice big pretty one . Yes watching stuff like this day after day can mess you up. Read up about medical workers reacting badly to covid 19
 

Godel

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What did she expect a content moderator would do? That's a job I definitely couldn't do, but unless YT somehow mislead her about the job duties I don't see a case here.
Not necessarily, the worst that humans can do is often far worse than a "normal" person would imagine.
 

texasrattler

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I hope you are being sarcastic - otherwise that's unkind - As you can see most of us do not want the job - I can kill an animal on a farm - but would hate to work at a slaughterhouse . I would hate to have to knock on peoples doors and tell them their child has died in a road accident . I couldn't even finish a YT criticism of that Cuties prog - so if that makes me a snowflake - then I am a nice big pretty one . Yes watching stuff like this day after day can mess you up. Read up about medical workers reacting badly to covid 19
At the same time, if you cant handle it then dont take the job or if you decide to you can quit. No one is forcing ppl but if you want the job well this is part of the job. There are ppl who can watch this stuff and not be affected by it. They do exist. They are normal as can be. Cause to them its just a job like any other. Never take work home gotta leave that crap behind. If you cant time to move then.
 
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Adi6293

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I hope you are being sarcastic - otherwise that's unkind - As you can see most of us do not want the job - I can kill an animal on a farm - but would hate to work at a slaughterhouse . I would hate to have to knock on peoples doors and tell them their child has died in a road accident . I couldn't even finish a YT criticism of that Cuties prog - so if that makes me a snowflake - then I am a nice big pretty one . Yes watching stuff like this day after day can mess you up. Read up about medical workers reacting badly to covid 19
I was not being sarcastic, its just a video, you watch it, if its something that shouldn't be on the platform you ban it and go to next one job done. I can understand not wanting to work in the slaughter house because I couldn't do that either it's literally killing animals but watching some videos and get paid? Where do I sign?
 
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jpuroila

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"were fearful of making complaints in case they were reported to management."

So she never actually tried to address her issues with the job or get proper support and just kept working until she couldn't handle it any more?

Not to say that the lawsuit isn't warranted, but sounds like a lion's share of the blame for her trauma lies within herself.
 

kiwigraeme

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I was not being sarcastic, its just a video, you watch it, if its something that shouldn't be on the platform you ban it and go to next one dob done. I can understand not wanting to work in the slaughter house because I couldn't do that either it's literally killing animals but watching some videos and get paid? Where do I sign?
smashed open skull, child rape, suicide, bestiality, school shootings with dead children, a fox being skinned alive, and a person's head getting run over by a tank.

Child rape !!!!!!- you want to get paid for watching that - baby rape is fine for you as well?

We don't even know the rules they follow - ie the moment they see crap - they flag it = or are they require to watch the whole video .
I think your understanding of human psyche is very limited . If you hang around depressed people you become more depressed - if you see lots of people smiling - it normally makes you smile . If you pretend to be crazy like the Joker - it can make you f'd up. That's why if I was an Actor I would not play a depraved child molestor - Lots of folks have similar days - ask one person and their day was crap , ask another it was great . In a job like above it's important to get support - to not be able to work days when vulnerable - To set the tone - You will be a PROTECTOR - to make the world a better place - not just watch as many as possible and flag them and f off for the day
 

Burty117

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Anyone here been to runthegauntlet.org? I guess you see stuff like that all day. I could do that depending on hours and breaks and salary of course.

Don't get me wrong, I don't like what I'm seeing but it's gotta be filtered out somehow and I bet I could get pretty numb to it after a while and be able to calmy sit there blocking all the nasty crap.
 

Adi6293

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smashed open skull, child rape, suicide, bestiality, school shootings with dead children, a fox being skinned alive, and a person's head getting run over by a tank.

Child rape !!!!!!- you want to get paid for watching that - baby rape is fine for you as well?

We don't even know the rules they follow - ie the moment they see crap - they flag it = or are they require to watch the whole video .
I think your understanding of human psyche is very limited . If you hang around depressed people you become more depressed - if you see lots of people smiling - it normally makes you smile . If you pretend to be crazy like the Joker - it can make you f'd up. That's why if I was an Actor I would not play a depraved child molestor - Lots of folks have similar days - ask one person and their day was crap , ask another it was great . In a job like above it's important to get support - to not be able to work days when vulnerable - To set the tone - You will be a PROTECTOR - to make the world a better place - not just watch as many as possible and flag them and f off for the day
I seriously doubt they required to sit there and watch videos like that whole, because no matter how little of it is like that its already breaking the rules
 

treetops

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Hired through a staffing agency, sounds like they are pretty desperate for workers. 4 hours a day of graphic content. I'm surprised that they don't outsource it to another country. Then again they likely have file a report with American authorities etc. Probably a legal thing. Think of the festering bot uploads from around the globe. No ty