Facebook would force its moderators to come and work at the office in the midst of a pandemic

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Facebook is accused of endangering its moderators. The social network would force those responsible for monitoring and moderating content to return to work in the office in the middle of
coronavirus pandemic, reveals the BBC relayed by Lemon Press.

The American giant had however announced in August that its employees could telecommute until summer 2021. It is not the actual Facebook employees who are concerned here, but the employees of subcontracting companies responsible for moderating the content of the website.
social network.

“You forced us to go back to the office”

More than 200 moderators signed an open letter addressed to Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg, executives of Facebook, and executives of the companies involved. “After months of allowing content moderators to work from home, […] you forced us to go back to the office, ”denounces the letter.

“Facebook needs us. It is time for you to recognize this and appreciate our work, ”the moderators continued. “It is immoral to sacrifice our health and safety for profit. The signatories also take the opportunity to claim risk premiums or their integration into the workforce of Facebook in order to have the same advantages.

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