A TikTok watchdog has sued ByteDance and its parent company for failing to support workers exposed to graphic content, including child pornography, beheadings and school shootings.
Bloomberg reports that in its proposed class complaint, director of content Kennedy Fraser said she was forced to show videos involving cannibals, beheadings, suicide, and fatal falls from a building. The complaint claims, however, that TikTok was one of several social media companies that offered instructions such as psychological support and limiting work periods to four hours to help moderators deal with exposure to pornography. The children were designed, but the company could not implement them.
The lawsuit also states that TikTok screens work 12-hour shifts with a one-hour lunch break and a 15-minute break, and must watch hundreds of videos each day. Frazier's lawyers said employees are not allowed to have more than 25 seconds per video and often watch three to ten videos at a time. p>
Fraser in Las Vegas says he is now experiencing trauma Post-traumatic stress disorder. According to the video, he also struggles to fall asleep and suffers from nightmares while sleeping. f>
Fraser demands compensation for psychological damage and a court order requiring the company to establish a medical fund for supervisors. Slowly
Managers' complaints about companies about PTSD are nothing new. A content watchdog sued contractor Facebook Pro Unlimited in 2018 after "relentless exposure to highly toxic and disturbing workplace images" led to the disruption. There was also a YouTube fashion case that complained to Google in 2020 after experiencing symptoms of PTSD and depression, which led to thousands of disturbing videos being reviewed. p>