Facebook has about 15,000 content reviewers who are responsible for removing graphic violence, hate speech and images of child abuse from our feeds. Almost all of them are independent contractors who make about $28,000 a year. The content they sift through is traumatic -- and many develop mental health issues.
Why Facebook moderators experience mental health trauma
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