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Ex-content moderator sues YouTube, claims job led to PTSD symptoms and depression – Source CNET Tech


YouTube is being accused of not doing enough to safeguard the mental health of its content moderators.

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A former content moderator is suing Google-owned YouTube after she allegedly developed depression and symptoms associated with post-traumatic stress disorder from repeatedly watching videos of beheadings, child abuse and other disturbing content.

“She has trouble sleeping and when she does sleep, she has horrific nightmares. She often lays awake at night trying to go to sleep, replaying videos that she has seen in her mind,” says the lawsuit, which was filed in a California superior…

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