August 10, 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.

Social media posts about election fraud still prevalent, study finds

Washington Post | August 09, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media

As former president Donald Trump stoked baseless claims of widespread voter fraud leading up to the 2020 election, tech companies rolled out a bevy of rules to clamp down on falsehoods.

But nearly two years after the 2020 vote, social media posts mentioning false claims that the tally was rigged or stolen are still widespread across major platforms including Facebook, Twitter and TikTok, according to a report shared exclusively with The Technology 202.

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The four key ways disinformation is spread online

World Economic Forum | August 09, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media

Social media has ushered in an era of unprecedented connectivity. Yet it has also allowed disinformation and so-called fake news campaigns to proliferate and flourish.

Disinformation—which includes false and out-of-context information spread with the intent to deceive or mislead—is largely propagated by people looking to distort public opinion and advance particular agendas.

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Facebook gave teen’s private messages about alleged abortion to Nebraska police

NY Post | August 09, 2022

Company Listed: Facebook

Meta gave police access to private Facebook messages that allegedly detailed a Nebraska teen’s plans to get an illegal abortion, bolstering local authorities’ cases against the girl and her mother.

Mark Zuckerberg’s social-networking giant — which has promised to cover travel costs for its own employees looking to access abortions following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade — complied with a search warrant from Norfolk, Nebraska police in early June, according to court records obtained by The Post.

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Women on LinkedIn fed up with being hit on by men: ‘This isn’t Tinder!’

NY Post | August 09, 2022

Company Listed: LinkedIn

Women on LinkedIn are fed up with men hitting on them through the job networking site — and some are hitting back by posting screenshots of the creepy come-ons.

The hashtag Be Professional was trending on LinkedIn over the weekend as women reported the unwanted approaches from men. Others circulated memes titled “LinkedIn is not a dating app.

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Huge rise in self-generated child sexual abuse content online, report finds

The Guardian | August 10, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media

Incidents of children aged between seven and 10 being manipulated into recording abuse of themselves have surged by two-thirds over the past six months, according to a global report.

Almost 20,000 reports of self-generated child sexual abuse content were seen by the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) in the first six months of this year, compared with just under 12,000 for the same period this year. The disturbing global trend has grown rapidly since the initial coronavirus lockdown, with cases involving that age group up 360% since the first half of 2020.

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T&S Policies & Regulations

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

Compare and review T&S Policies for dozens of companies here

WhatsApp users will be able to leave groups without everyone knowing under new privacy features.

Coast FM | August 09, 2022

Company Listed: WhatsApp

WhatsApp users will be able to leave groups without everyone knowing under new privacy features.

The changes will also allow people to control who can see when they are online and to prevent screenshots of auto-deleting "View Once" messages.

The features are described as ways to keep users' messages as "secure as face-to-face conversations" by Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executive of WhatsApp's parent company Meta.

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The UK government's social media tips for civil servants

Global Government Forum | August 09, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media

You may be surprised to learn that the UK government keeps a book of etiquette and best practice for running its social media channels. But then again, given the vast numbers of people who use social networks, perhaps it is not unusual that the government sets out a plan on how best to use it.

First published by the Government Digital Service (GDS) in 2014, the UK’s playbook in its current iteration consists of 12 parts and gives unique insight into the job of community managers in Whitehall and the work that goes into developing a government’s voice online – from choosing the right channels, to building and engaging with audiences, working with influencers and dealing with detractors.

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T&S Good News

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

Snapchat Introduces Its First Parental Controls

NY Times | August 09, 2022

Company Listed: Snapchat

Snapchat, the ephemeral messaging app, introduced its first parental controls on Tuesday, as social media platforms face increasing scrutiny for exposing young users to potentially harmful content.

Snap, Snapchat’s parent company, said in a blog post that its new tools would let parents see whom their teenagers were friends with on the app and whom they had communicated with in the previous seven days. Parents will also be able to report accounts that their children are friends with if they violate Snapchat’s policies. Parents will not be able to see their children’s conversations on the app.

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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.

Trust and Safety Associate

Vaco Technology | Walnut Creek, CA

Posted: August 08, 2022

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.

  • Demonstrable capacity for critical thinking, analysis, and attention to detail.

  • Strong work ethic in both an individual and collaborative environment.

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced workplace.

  • Professional working proficiency in English.

Nike Virtual Studios - Director, Trust & Safety (NYC or LA)

Nike | Los Angeles, CA

Posted: August 09, 2022

  • Bachelor's degree or higher or combination of relevant education, experience and training.

  • 5+ year’s relevant experience in brand protection, intellectual property, legal, grey market, investigating fraudulent activity and/or related field.

  • Ability to create and enforce best in class guidelines, management and security to mitigate fraud.

  • Ability to connect with, understand, and design for the nuances of our audiences, from sub, to pop, to mass-culture.

  • Ability to use the power of language, wit, and creativity to positively impact and continually engage our online communities.

Trust and Safety Associate

Instacart | San Francisco, CA

Posted: August 09, 2022

Instacart is an equal opportunity employer. As we highly value diversity in our current and future employees, we do not discriminate (including in our hiring and promotion practices) on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, sex and gender, gender expression and gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, military and veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Head of Legal Operations, Trust and Safety

Meterwork | San Francisco, CA

Posted: August 20, 2022

  • A proven track record of steady leadership through challenging situations: crises, change, high pressure situations.

  • Experience handling and improving high-stakes or high-risk workflows and processes.

  • Experience managing operations teams, including setting goals, roadmaps, or OKRs, performance management, and change management.

  • Experience building and improving cross-functional relationships across diverse teams.

Data Science Manager, Trust and Safety

Hinge | New York, NY

Posted: August 10, 2022

  • 5+ years of experience as a data scientist, including 2+ years as a manager.

  • Experience creating and driving data science roadmaps to support company objectives.

  • Passion for developing and coaching direct reports.

  • Superb data exploration skills and ability to surface actionable insights from complex datasets Proficiency in Python and SQL.

  • Strong theoretical and practical knowledge of machine learning algorithms and experience with the end-to-end machine learning workflow from inception to deployment.


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 to improve your hiring chances and start doing meaningful work that helps people.