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A harrowing look inside Facebook’s content moderating centres

Tags: tech

“A sweatshop in America”

Facebook contractor Cognizant is tasked with moderating the deluge of inappropriate content posted to Facebook at 98% accuracy.

The company has never risen above 92% and in fear of losing its lucrative US$200m contract pushes work conditions and employees beyond their limits.

Bodily fluids & pubic hair on desks, a worker death whilst at his desk, sexual harassment cases, bathrooms covered in faecal matter and menstrual blood. The list goes on.

Facebook have committed to investigating their contractor sites as well as an increase to the end worker wage, but the psychological and emotional trauma afflicted to many employees sees the move come all too late.

This is a fascinating long-form read that paints a truly bleak picture of today’s social-media driven world.

Source: Facebook moderators break their NDAs to expose desperate working conditions – The Verge

Ubisoft are co-producing a comedy TV series about MMOs called Mythic Quest

Tags: gaming

Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet [is] a comedy series about the developers behind the game of the same name. [Rob] McElhenney plays Ian Grimm, a video game studio director whose egomaniacal tendencies are on full display…

Think Silicon Valley meets World of Warcraft.

If you’re an “It’s Always Sunny” fan Mythic Quest should be right up your alley. Always Sunny co-star Charlie Day is on board as producer along with a team of execs from Ubisoft, Lionsgate and 3 Arts.

Announced at Ubisoft’s E3 briefing today, it’s one of a handful of shows we now know about that will debut on Apple’s Apple TV Plus service.

Source: [WATCH] Rob McElhenney Offer ‘Mythic Quest’ Apple TV Series First Look