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Discussing the psychological toll on reviewers of violent Facebook content




In this photo illustration a girl browses the social networking site Facebook on July 10, 2007 in London, England.
In this photo illustration a girl browses the social networking site Facebook on July 10, 2007 in London, England.
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced in a post today that his company will add 3,000 contractors to review reported content on the social media site.

As reported by TechCrunch, this move comes on the heels of several high profile news stories about people who’ve posted violent content to the site. But with more than 1 billion Facebook users, workers will have an arduous task filtering out hate speech, nudity and malicious acts.

So what kind of psychological toll does reviewing this content take?

Guest:

Josh Constine, editor-at-large for TechCrunch; he’s been following the story; he tweets @JoshConstine