The Worst Job In The World?
Well, the worst job that won’t put you in physical danger:
The uncomfortable reality here is that someone is going to have to look at disturbing images submitted by users to platforms like Facebook. As long as user-generated content platforms exist, some users are going to submit this kind of content, and no mainstream platform is going to want to expose its users to these images.
But there are steps that Facebook can take to make the task less traumatic. The company could warn prospective employees about the nature of the job, reduce the resolution of potentially graphic images, give employees shorter shifts, and allow employees to review less offensive content for a few hours after having to moderate the most extreme, graphic images.
Scola’s lawsuit charges that a Facebook-backed organization called the Technology Coalition published recommendations for best practices to help moderators, including limiting the amount of time employees are exposed to disturbing images, offering counseling, and permitting moderators to switch to other tasks after viewing disturbing imagery. According to Scola, Facebook failed to implement those recommendations.
I can scarcely imagine having to look at that sort of thing all day. And you can’t even use it as a “paying your dues” sort of thing for people to do for a while to prove their work ethic or whatever because the personality required to do that may not track with the personality of people you want for anything else. I guess it’s something you can outsource overseas? In any event, our household is pretty strapped right now and I’m not even sure I could do that job.