A small army of overworked content moderators is the public’s last line of defense against a flood of depraved and horrific content uploaded to social media. While the moderators help us normal users avoid the worst of the worst, constant exposure to humanity’s darkest impulses can wreak havoc on their mental health. Now, two former moderators at TikTok are alleging the quickly growing social media giant skimped on mental health treatment for moderators struggling to deal with an onslaught of digital nightmares.
TikTok has reached over 1 billion monthly active users according to a recent announcement from the social platform.
Officially launched in August 2018, the app has seen astronomical growth in recent years, so much so that the number of active users has increased by 45% since July 2020, when it had a reported 689 million users.
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