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Forced to watch child porn for their job, Microsoft employees developed PTSD

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posted on Jan, 11 2017 @ 08:43 PM
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It's just part of the job. But the work these Microsoft employees had to do left them with nightmares, family problems and PTSD. The employees had to review disturbing images of the subjects below and report the info to the National center for exploited children per federal law.


Child abuse. Pornography. Bestiality. Murder.

As part of their job, moderators for social websites have to view some of the most disturbing videos and photos on the internet. Once the employees have determined that the images violate the company’s community standards and the law, they delete the accounts of the people who posted them and report the incidents to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, per federal law.

Read more here: www.mcclatchydc.com...=cpy


So the 2 microsoft employees are now suffering from PTSD and have filed lawsuit that the company didn't give them proper support.


Unsurprisingly, having to watch upsetting content like that every day takes a toll on moderators. But two Microsoft employees say their company, one of the largest in the world, failed to provide them with proper support as their mental health deteriorated and they began showing symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD.

In a lawsuit filed in King County, Washington, Henry Soto and Greg Blauert allege that they were part of Microsoft’s Online Safety Team, formed in 2007 in response to new federal legislation and complaints from customers about disturbing imagery being stored and distributed using the company’s products.


The 2 men were forced to stay on the moderators team for 18 long months before they could request a transfer. Of course Microsoft is claiming that they did nothing wrong and the safety and health of their employees are number 1. But they insist the company did nothing wrong.


According to CourthouseNews.com, Soto said he and his wife had always dreamed of working for Microsoft and moved to Washington specifically to work for the company. However, once he and Blauert were assigned to the Online Safety Team, they were forced to remain there for 18 months before they could request a transfer.

Read more here: www.mcclatchydc.com...=cpy




posted on Jan, 11 2017 @ 09:07 PM
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Yey!! Fun at Microsoft!! Well the benefits are good and bathrooms for however you identify! A socialist paradise, I wonder if they have a Starbucks in the cafeteria?



posted on Jan, 11 2017 @ 09:08 PM
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and google has a database of cp.
linky
wouldnt be surprised if ms had one too.




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posted on Jan, 11 2017 @ 09:12 PM
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a reply to: WUNK22

Don't forget about the "fitness center" on complex, only 9$ a month.



posted on Jan, 11 2017 @ 09:21 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

What about us mods here??
I think we see enough to constitute therapy??



posted on Jan, 11 2017 @ 09:23 PM
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a reply to: DrumsRfun

Nuff said.



posted on Jan, 11 2017 @ 09:59 PM
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Forced?

Please.

If my job tried to force me to do anything against my morality (note the lack of law there) I'd walk.

If you're stupid enough to accept the rule of your financial superiors, you deserve your punishment.

In this case, it meant seeing # that should be going up to the current gang of oppressors. They are paid by us to stop this, right?



posted on Jan, 11 2017 @ 10:04 PM
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a reply to: lordcomac

Either way I bet there are some lawyers that are going to get 33% of a whole lot-O-Microsoft money.



posted on Jan, 11 2017 @ 10:06 PM
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a reply to: WUNK22

Dude, they totally have a Starbucks in the caf and it's totes free.....

Just gotta watch some videos first mwahahahahaha

I bet the benifits are great too



posted on Jan, 11 2017 @ 10:22 PM
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a reply to: TheAlleghenyGentleman

Don't forget you can make your own schedule.



posted on Jan, 11 2017 @ 10:34 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

And telecommute!

Easiest job ever.



posted on Jan, 11 2017 @ 11:05 PM
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Kind of awful, yes. I can see why employees who perform this kind of function should be given free therapy sessions at least as part of the package.

On the plus side, as nightmarish as it must be to do this kind of work, there's knowing that you've helped to stop or destroy some terrible people. They've done their part, if only a little bit.

This does not make me trust Microsoft any more btw and I certainly suspect many wrongdoings by them.



posted on Jan, 11 2017 @ 11:11 PM
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a reply to: gottaknow

Microsoft says the health and safety of their employees is very important.

I imagine a judge and jury will put a dollar amount on how important it was.



posted on Jan, 11 2017 @ 11:12 PM
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a reply to: lordcomac

Someone has to do this job. Forced or not, I hope whoever does it has complete access to mental health support, if needed.



posted on Jan, 12 2017 @ 11:06 PM
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originally posted by: MotherMayEye
a reply to: lordcomac

Someone has to do this job. Forced or not, I hope whoever does it has complete access to mental health support, if needed.


Agreed. When I read the part about the video that one of them described as "just too much" and gave him nightmares, I could see how you would need support to do this job (or at least limit the job to a very short time.)



posted on Feb, 17 2017 @ 08:01 AM
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a reply to: Byrd

It's a terrible job, and it sounds like a short straw is pulled for you.



posted on Feb, 17 2017 @ 08:07 AM
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a reply to: seasonal

people in that position should be allowed to relieve thier stress with a baseball bat [ spikes optionsal ] and a room full of chained up peadophiles

i have no idea what the clinical efficiency of this protocol would be - but fook it - its worth a 10 year experiment



posted on Feb, 17 2017 @ 08:15 AM
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a reply to: ignorant_ape

I know you are only 1/2 serious.

It is a crap job and these people would be the ones to help fashion a proper punishment side to pedo law breakers.

The only solution that I can think of is to segregate the pedos for life away from their targets.



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