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Facebook moderators pen internal memo protesting ‘Big Brother’ surveillance, working conditions

Luke Stangel
Facebook moderators pen internal memo protesting ‘Big Brother’ surveillance, working conditions

A group of contractors tasked with moderating graphic and disturbing content on Facebook say their employer, Accenture, is enforcing a series of heavy-handed restrictions at work, Business Insider reports, citing a new internal memo. The restrictions say Accenture’s content moderators in Austin, Texas, can’t use their phones at their desk and can’t take “wellness” breaks during the first or last hour of their shift, or leave the building during those breaks. Unlike full-time employees, Accenture’s contractors can’t invite guests to the building for lunch, the memo reads.