Facebook’s content moderators have to look at some awful images and video to protect the rest of us from graphic content. Casey Newton at The Verge reports that many of these $15/hour contract workers have suffered PTSD or secondary PTSD symptoms, which led Sarah and Allen to ask whether viewing photos could be hazardous to your health.
From war photos to images of athletes with catastrophic injuries, what images should be published by the media, and what images should the public consume? Today’s podcast contains descriptions of graphic violence that may upsetting to some listeners.
Interested in learning more about the topic? Here is our show reading list:
- The Trauma Floor
- Journalism and Vicarious Trauma
- Auburn Gymnast Sam Cerio Severely Injured Both Her Legs In A Gruesome Landing Accident [GRAPHIC]
- The War Photo No One Would Publish
- NYPD, the death of Eric Garner, and Citizen Journalism
- Yes, median pay at Facebook is really about $240,000 per year
- The future of Facebook and democracy
And you can always view a version of this podcast by following us on Instagram and watching our IGTV channel.