The worst job at Google: hunting for child porn, beheading videos
Posted in: Child Protection&Online Safety at 28/08/2012 14:00
"Bestiality, necrophilia...body mutilations... explicit fetishes (like diaper porn)" are just a few of the things a Google employee saw while monitoring the company's products for unsavory content, according to a piece at BuzzFeed FWD. The employee says Google usually hires contractors to those positions, so workers are offered no benefits or emotional support to unwind from the twisted sights wrought by the Internet.
"Child porn is the biggest thing for tech companies," writes the employee. US law dictates it must be taken down within 24 hours of notice and reported to federal authorities. Unsurprisingly, the position responsible for tracking, verification, and removal of such material isn't a coveted one on the Google campus. According to the piece at FWD, Google commonly hires people to do that dirty work on contracts of a year or less; they have the potential to be hired full-time after that, but many are simply cut loose.