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Independent contractor Selena Scola was a content moderator for Facebook. Her job was to review content flagged as “inappropriate” by a Facebook user and determine whether the flagged content should be removed from the platform. The job was difficult and stressful, requiring Ms. Scola and her fellow content moderators to review, among other things, photos and videos of “rapes, suicides, beheadings and other killings.” The job took its toll and, according to a lawsuit filed by Ms. Scola in California, caused PTSD. The lawsuit asks Facebook to provide treatment for the content moderators, including the independent contractors.See New York Times article here.
Placing aside the question of whether Ms. Scola’s PTSD-type claim would be a compensable injury under the Texas Workers’ Compensation Act, after reviewing unhinged political Facebook posts from crazy family and friends, don’t we all feel a little traumatized?