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    #76
    Originally posted by Femme Folle View Post

    I thought my photos of Teddy were keeping you there.
    Well and those, clearly.

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      #77
      Originally posted by Reginald Christ View Post
      The thing is, there are many people out there, who would do that job for free.

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        #78
        Though those are exactly those who one would not want in such a position

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          #79
          The people currently in that role must need a lot of counseling and even then, any sensitive human is going to have some trauma.

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            #80
            If there's one job that badly needs to be automated out of existence, it's that one. Bring on the Singularity.

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              #81
              Originally posted by Reginald Christ View Post
              Imagine explaining that job, that situation, to someone 40 years ago.

              "So, what's it like in 2019?"
              "I have a friend who... who has to watch video footage of people being beaten to death, animals being tortured and children being raped."
              "Jesus Christ! Your friend is being tortured? What happened, did they commit crimes against a totalitarian state?"
              "No, they do it for a living."
              "They're... they're paid to watch it?"
              "Yes."
              "Oh, so they're police or work in law enforcement or something?"
              "No, they're not police."
              "Oh."
              "No, they're what's called a content moderator. They watch footage that people from all over the world send to this... think of it as a giant computer, okay? This giant computer that almost everyone has access to and allows them to store any photographs, recordings or videos that they want and show it to others who use the computer."
              "My God. So, they're performing a vital social service in protecting people from traumatic material?"
              "Yes, they are."
              "Then they must be paid very well, at least?"
              "No. They make a modest living but nowhere near as much as someone like a teacher, for example. In fact, in the city where my friend lives their wage is so meagre that they can't afford to live near their work or their friends. They have a 90 minute commute into work in the mornings."
              "Oh. So this computer... it obviously fulfills a vital role in society? It's presumably regulated by the state and..."
              "No."
              "It's... what?"
              "It's owned and run by a private corporation originating in America. It's subject to almost no oversight."
              "So people pay this corporation to use the computer?"
              "No, it's free."
              "Then... how do the corporation make money?"
              "They sell advertising on the computer. You know when you're watching TV and the ad breaak comes on? There are ad breaks, sort of, on this computer too and different companies and organisations pay the owners of the computer to put their ads on there."
              "Back to your friend... do they enjoy their job?"
              "No, fuck no."
              "Then why do they do it?"
              "Because there's not much else work for people who aren't from a wealthy background or who don't work in industries with good salaries."
              "Does the work affect their mental health?"
              "Massively."
              "Then... presumably they're given free and quality counselling and treatment. I'm assuming in the future that your health facilities are very good and everyone can access them? And that the corporation that employs your friend are concerned about their employees' wellbeing?"
              "No, they're given nothing in the way of treatment from their employer."
              "So... the state looks after them?"
              "There are state healthcare facilities but they're expensive, poorly run, understaffed and mental health services are chronically underfunded and difficult to access."
              "Then... this computer... what role does it play in society?"
              "It's a communication tool, ultimately. You can send and receive communications and media from your friends and from strangers on it."
              "It's the only way to do that in the future?"
              "No, it's just designed in such a way that using the technology is addictive. They want as many people to use it as possible so that they can make lots of money selling users' attention spans to private companies."
              "The corporation that owns it... why doesn't the government just shut them down? They've broken several laws, I'm guessing?"
              "Repeatedly."
              "Then..."
              "Even if the will was there to shut them down and reform them, the Irish government can't because the company is American."
              "Why did the Irish government allow a corporation like this to set up shop here?"
              "They decided the best way to make the country rich was to slash corporation tax rates and act as a de facto tax haven to allow wealthy corporations from all over the world to base themselves here and avoid paying tax and avoid any form of regulation."
              "So... there are other corporations like this in Ireland in your time?"
              "They're all over the world, mate."
              "Why isn't someone doing something about all this?"
              "Hahaha, you're such a naive idiot. This is the way life is in 2019. Just deal with it."
              Last edited by Reginald Christ; 11-09-2019, 08:27.

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                #82
                “They are so tired.”

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                  #83
                  Facebook asked me for feedback on them yesterday. I told them they were a bunch of amoral cunts who needed to be broken up with antitrust legislation.

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                    #84
                    *Likes*

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                      #85
                      This is a horrifying but brilliant article from The Verge about the horrors of being a content moderator for Facebook (who have outsourced the work to a company called Cognizant).

                      The panic attacks started after Chloe watched a man die.

                      She spent the past three and a half weeks in training, trying to harden herself against the daily onslaught of disturbing posts: the hate speech, the violent attacks, the graphic pornography. In a few more days, she will become a full-time Facebook content moderator, or what the company she works for, a professional services vendor named Cognizant, opaquely calls a “process executive.”

                      For this portion of her education, Chloe will have to moderate a Facebook post in front of her fellow trainees. When it’s her turn, she walks to the front of the room, where a monitor displays a video that has been posted to the world’s largest social network. None of the trainees have seen it before, Chloe included. She presses play.

                      The video depicts a man being murdered. Someone is stabbing him, dozens of times, while he screams and begs for his life. Chloe’s job is to tell the room whether this post should be removed. She knows that section 13 of the Facebook community standards prohibits videos that depict the murder of one or more people. When Chloe explains this to the class, she hears her voice shaking.

                      Returning to her seat, Chloe feels an overpowering urge to sob. Another trainee has gone up to review the next post, but Chloe cannot concentrate. She leaves the room, and begins to cry so hard that she has trouble breathing.

                      No one tries to comfort her. This is the job she was hired to do. And for the 1,000 people like Chloe moderating content for Facebook at the Phoenix site, and for 15,000 content reviewers around the world, today is just another day at the office.

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                        #87
                        [URL]https://twitter.com/jbouie/status/1187096190162231301?s=21[/URL]

                        still something nasty about how he says Congresswoman

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                          #88
                          He is evil. I wish him JP Morgan's nose acne.

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                            #89
                            [URL]https://twitter.com/mavericksmovies/status/1187246930318876674?s=21[/URL]

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                              #90
                              So this is the kind of thing that Clegg has been up to

                              https://twitter.com/JuddLegum/status/1285207032900059136

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                                #91
                                https://twitter.com/CraigSilverman/status/1291437989101543424

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                                  #92
                                  https://twitter.com/loisbeckett/status/1299480842067042304

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