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April 08, 2022 T&S Newsletter


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T&S Early Warning News

Get ahead of new stories that are impacting the T&S industry.


Russian invasion driving more disinformation online, says Meta


The Guardian| April 07, 2022

Company Listed: Meta Facebook


Russia-aligned hackers compromised the social media accounts of dozens of Ukrainian military officers, attempting to upload videos of defeated and surrendering Ukrainian soldiers before being stopped by Meta, a new report revealed.


The report from Facebook and Instagram’s parent company detailed a surge in social media disinformation this year, including an increase in contentlinked to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

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Russia Accuses Google Of 'Fake' News On YouTube, Bans Advertising


RFERL | April 07, 2022

Company Listed: Youtube, Google


Russian media regulator Roskomnadzor has accused Google of violating Russian law and said it will take punitive measures against the giant tech company, including an advertising ban on the platform and its information resources.

In its April 7 statement, Roskomnadzor said Google's YouTube video-sharing platform "turned into one of the key platforms spreading fake news" about Russia's ongoing unprovoked invasion of Ukraine that Russian authorities call a "special military operation."


The statement says that the materials in question on YouTube "discredit the Russian Federation's armed forces," and that the measures against Google, which include a warning on search engines saying it is violating Russian law, would remain in place until it complied with legislation.

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AEC investigating popular union TikTok accounts skirting transparency rules ahead of federal election


ABC News | April 07, 2022

Company Listed: TikTok


Several Australian popular union-linked TikTok accounts targeting young voters with anti-government content have not abided by electoral transparency rules around political messaging, an ABC investigation has found.


The ABC has identified three union accounts that failed to publish proper mandatory authorisations, as required by the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC), which governs how political messaging is presented to voters.

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T&S Policies & Regulations

Regulatory news and policy decisions impacting the T&S ecosystem.

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Yellen Clarifies Government's Role in Crypto Regulation


The Street | April 08, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media


U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen called for "responsible innovation" in the development of digital assets in her first remarks following President Joe Biden's executive order on cryptocurrency.


Our regulatory frameworks should be designed to support responsible innovation while managing risks," Yellen said in prepared remarks on April. "Especially those that could disrupt the financial system and economy."

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Pinterest unveils climate misinformation policy


PR Week | April 08, 2022

Company Listed: Pinterest


Pinterest has launched a climate misinformation policy, which the company says makes it the only major digital platform to have clearly defined guidelines against such misinformation.


The new policy, announced on Wednesday, ensures that Pinterest will remove “content that denies the existence or impacts of climate change, the human influence on climate change, or that climate change is backed by scientific consensus,” according to a press release.

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Online Safety Bill: Collaborating to make the internet safer for all


Computer Weekly | April 08, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media

The Online Safety Bill is a landmark piece of legislation designed to lay down in law a set of rules about how online platforms should behave to better protect their customers and users.


It aims to prevent the spread of illegal content and activity such as images of child abuse, terrorist material and hate crimes, including racist abuse; to protect children from harmful material; and to protect adults from legal – but harmful – content.

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Regulator urges Facebook to cull scam investment adverts


Scottish Legal | April 07, 2022

Company Listed: Facebook Meta


Nikhil Rathi, chief executive of the FCA, listed Facebook’s owner Meta and Twitter as companies that must accelerate their crackdown on fraudsters. The regulator has voiced concerns that global tech giants are allowing criminals to attract vulnerable customers via their online platforms.


Currently, investment companies can post adverts on Facebook and Twitter regardless of whether they are regulated by the FCA. This has allowed scammers to entice savers into spending their money on fake investments with the promise of unrealistic returns.

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T&S Good News

Some of the good news in the T&S industry that leaders want to know

Twitter is dealing with harassment with a 'don't @ me' feature


The Protocol | April 07, 2022

Company Listed: Twitter


Twitter is officially letting you say "don’t @ me" — and now it actually means something. The platform announced Thursday that it's testing a feature called "unmentioning," which helps quiet your noisy notifications by letting you leave a conversation you have no interest in being part of.


The feature is currently being tested by a small group of users and is only available on the web. Twitter said the feature is "a way to help you protect your peace and remove yourself from conversations." Users that have this feature can select the menu next to the reply button on a tweet and choose the option to “get you out of this conversation." Users who choose this will be untagged from the conversation, as well as prevent further mentions and notifications. When used, your Twitter handle will be grayed out on that post.

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T&S Careers & Jobs

T&S jobs posted recently, often within the last 24 hours, looking for top talent.

Check out all the recent T&S job postings here.

Program Manager, Trust and Safety


Google | New York, NY

Posted: April 08, 2022

  • 8 years of experience in program management

  • 3 years of experience in trust and safety

  • Experience in business strategy and stakeholder management

Senior Trust & Safety Policy Manager, AWS Trust and Safety


Amazon | New York, NY

Posted: April 08, 2022

  • You will have experience on a full range of trust and safety issue areas, and apply that experience to advise leaders on risks, best policy practices, and tailored strategies to improve safety and build trust

  • Our environment is fast-paced and requires someone who is flexible, biased for action, detail-oriented, holds high personal standards, and is comfortable tracking multiple threads across many teams

Trust & Safety Specialist


Linden Lab | Anywhere

Posted: April 08, 2022

  • An extremely detail-oriented nature and excellent communication skills are a must

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily

  • Ability to multi-task and stay flexible with organizational and systems changes

  • Extremely organized and detail-oriented with the ability to make sound decisions supported by facts and analysis

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to exercise independent judgment in line with department policies and best practices

Analyst Manager, Trust & Safety


Coinbase | Remote, OR

Posted: April 08, 2022

  • You’ve got positive energy

  • You’re optimistic about the future and determined to get there

  • You’re never tired of learning

  • You want to be a pro in bleeding edge tech like DeFi, NFTs, DAOs, and Web 3.0

  • You appreciate direct communication

Risk Management Specialist - Trust & Safety


TikTok | Mountain View, AR

Posted: April 08, 2022


TikTok is the leading destination for short-form video. Our mission is to inspire creativity and bring joy. Our Trust & Safety team's commitment is to keep our online community safe. We have invested heavily in human and machine-based moderation to remove harmful content quickly and often before it reaches our general community. Sitting under the Enablement Pillar, the risk management team will be addressing data, organizational, procedural, and operational risks in T and thus help protect our interests and reputation by developing, maintaining, and optimizing the platforms, policies, and procedures. As our international organization expands rapidly and becomes more complex, this risk management team will continue to identify strategic priorities, opportunities, and pain points in the organization's risk management landscape, provide evidence-based insights and user-centric, revolutionary solutions to business.



T&S FAQs

What is T&S?

Great question (and one the industry hasn’t fully agreed upon). Think of Trust & Safety as the organization that protects social media and Big Tech companies and users from online abuse. As long as users are able to generate content online, time has told us that a minority of these users will create content that is offensive, scandalous, fraudulent, disingenuous, misinformative, hateful, spiteful, and harmful. T&S fights this with flexible policies, resilient operations, and informed detections.


Is T&S interesting?

That depends. If you enjoy stopping bad actors and keeping good people safe, then you’ll love T&S. It requires understanding new technologies and staying on top of breaking issues across society and the world. It also pays Big Tech salaries (no coding skills required).


How do you get into T&S?

That’s the tricky part. The short answer is: not easily. Most T&S orgs are part of Big Tech and (as a result) pay extremely well, so jobs are highly competitive. If you don’t know someone in the industry who can help refer you in, then you can learn more about T&S policies, current events, issues, regulations, and jobs at trustsafetyinstitute.com to improve your hiring chances and start doing meaningful work that helps people.