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August 22, 2022 T&S Newsletter



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A Teen’s Journey Into the Internet’s Darkness and Back Again


NY Times | August 22, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media


Puberty hit C early — in the fourth grade — and hard: acne, breasts, attention, humiliation. C found refuge in the internet.


Every night, often well past midnight, C lay in bed with an iPod Touch they received from their grandparents as a 10th birthday gift. (C, who is being identified by their first initial for privacy reasons, is gender nonbinary and takes the pronoun “they.”) On the new device, C made friends on social media and uploaded selfies. Viewers posted compliments on a photo of C standing in an orchard, holding an apple and “looking like a full adult,” C said.

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A Dad Took Photos of His Naked Toddler for the Doctor. Google Flagged Him as a Criminal.


NY Times | August 21, 2022

Company Listed: Google


Mark noticed something amiss with his toddler. His son’s penis looks swollen and was hurting him. Mark, a stay-at-home dad in San Francisco, grabbed his Android smartphone and took photos to document the problem so he could track its progression.


It was a Friday night in February 2021. His wife called an advice nurse at their health care provider to schedule an emergency consultation for the next morning, by video because it was a Saturday and there was a pandemic going on. The nurse said to send photos so the doctor could review them in advance.

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TikTok and Meta ban self-described misogynist Andrew Tate


Washington Post | August 21, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media


In videos splashed across the internet, Andrew Tate, a one time kickboxing champion turned self-styled men’s-help guru, has argued that women are the property of their husbands and should “have kids, sit at home, be quiet and make coffee.”


He has claimed that he needs authority over the women he dates, saying, “You can’t be responsible for a dog if it doesn’t obey you.” He has said he would attack a woman who accused him of cheating and described himself as “absolutely a misogynist.”

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In new election, Big Tech uses old strategies to fight 'big lie’


Washington Post | August 20, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media


For months, activists have urged tech companies to fight the spread of falsehoods purporting that the 2020 presidential election was stolen — warning that such disinformation could delegitimize the 2022 midterms, in which all seats in the House of Representatives and more than a third of the Senate is up for grabs.


Yet social media giants are pushing forward with a familiar playbook to police misinformation this electoral cycle, even as false claims that the last presidential election was fraudulent continue to plague their platforms.

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Police officer, county deputies suspended in Arkansas after graphic arrest video posted to social media


ABC | August 19, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media


In the video, filmed in the town of Mulberry on Sunday, three officers are seen on top of a suspect, striking him with clenched fists.


The man, named by local media as 27-year-old Randall Ray Worcester, was arrested and taken to a local hospital.


He faces charges of "terroristic threatening, resisting arrest and other assault charges", police say.

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T&S Policies & Regulations

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

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Lawmakers Demand Social Media Firms Address Threats to Law Enforcement


NY Times | August 22, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media


The leaders of two House panels sent letters on Friday to eight social media companies demanding that they take “immediate action” to address threats on their platforms toward federal law enforcement officials after a surge in right-wing calls for violence following the F.B.I.’s search of former President Donald J. Trump’s home in Florida.


In the letters, Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney, Democrat of New York and the chairwoman of the House Oversight Committee, and Stephen F. Lynch, Democrat of Massachusetts and the chairman of its National Security Subcommittee, also expressed concern about “reckless statements” from Mr. Trump and some Republican members of Congress. The statements have “coincided with a spike in social media users calling for civil war and violence toward law enforcement,” they said.

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TikTok's in-app browser can monitor your keystrokes, including passwords and credit cards, researcher says


ABC | August 19, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media


New research has revealed some of the data popular apps can track and collect while using in-app browsers.


Software engineer and security researcher Felix Krause has assessed what code is injected onto a website to gather user activity when it is opened through an app.

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T&S Careers & Jobs

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

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Policy Specialist, Trust and Safety


Google | New York, NY

Posted: August 22, 2022


  • 2 years of experience in an analytically-intensive role, such as business intelligence, corporate strategy, or quantitative research.

  • Experience in data analysis and related tools and processes.

Product Manager, Developer Trust & Safety


Apple | Cupertino, CA

Posted: August 22, 2022


  • The App Store is the world's safest and most vibrant app marketplace, serving more than half a billion people each week. Since the App Store launched in 2008, it has helped creators, dreamers, and learners of all ages and backgrounds connect with the tools and information they need to build a brighter future and a better world. It has enabled countless new companies, spawned new industries and created millions of jobs.

  • A significant driver of the global economy, the App Store facilitated $643 billion in commerce in 2020 alone, rewarding developers and entrepreneurs for their hard work and creativity. And we believe we're just getting started. The Product Manager for Developer Trust & Safety will be responsible for innovating the policies, practices, and solutions that ensure developers on the App Store are trusted, and offer safe apps that adhere to our high standards for user security, privacy, and safety.

Trust & Safety Policy & Operations Manager


Adobe | Seattle, WA

Posted: August 22, 2022


  • This role is highly cross-functional and requires the ability to think big and influence others—you will work closely with teams and partners, including Legal, Security, Product, Engineering, Marketing and Customer Experience organizations.

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent working experience.

  • 5+ years' experience working in online child safety policy development or enforcement.

  • 3+ years of work experience in people management.

  • Consistent track record of working with others to advance complex product initiatives and projects.

Head of Trust & Safety


Medium | San Francisco, CA

Posted: August 22, 2022

  • Deep understanding of safety and/or fraud issues with a minimum of 5+ years experience managing Trust & Safety gation functions.

  • Proven track record of scaling operations in a fast-paced, dynamic and global environment.

  • Detail-oriented with executive maturity, business acumen, and the ability to influence and communicate within all levels of the organization.

  • A team player who’s willing to get their hands dirty and help where needed.

  • Excellent leadership skills to motivate, develop, and retain talent.


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.