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June 07, 2022 T&S Newsletter



Early Warning | Policy & Regulations | Good News | Jobs & Careers | T&S FAQs

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T&S Early Warning News

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


Elon Musk threatens to back out of Twitter deal over withholding data


Washington Post | June 06, 2022

Company Listed: Twitter


Elon Musk threatened to back out of his $44 billion deal to buy Twitter, accusing the company of “actively resisting” his requests for information about how many bogus accounts are on the social media platform.


In a letter filed Monday with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Musk reiterated his concerns from several weeks ago that the company isn’t being frank about how many fake accounts are on its site.

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Buffalo gunman live on Twitch to YouTube videos- Online pro-gun extremism


Tech Hindustan Times | June 07, 2022

Company Listed: Twitter, YouTube


The young man in the jeans and sunglasses proudly shows off his gun in the YouTube video, then instructs his 1 million subscribers how to fit an extra clip in his gun belt, and offers a chilling observation.


It's a typical video, one of thousands teaching military-style training and tactics to civilian gun owners, offering instructions on silencers and grenade launchers, on shooting from vehicles or into buildings. Other websites sell ghost gun kits, gas masks and body armor.

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Google ordered to pay Australian politician over defamatory YouTube videos


CNBC | June 06, 2022

Company Listed: Google, YouTube


An Australian court on Monday ordered Google to pay a former lawmaker A$715,000 ($515,000), saying its refusal to remove a YouTuber’s “relentless, racist, vilificatory, abusive and defamatory” videos drove him out of politics.


The Federal Court found the Alphabet company intentionally made money by hosting two videos on its YouTube website attacking the then-deputy premier of New South Wales, Australia’s most populous state, that have been viewed nearly 800,000 times since being posted in 2020.

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T&S Policies & Regulations

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

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India says new social media laws in response to rights violations


Reuters | June 06, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media


India on Monday reissued new rules on social media companies that it proposed then abruptly withdrew last week, making no changes but explaining that the law was needed because the companies had violated Indians' constitutional rights.


The country last week released a draft of changes to its IT law that would require companies to "respect the rights accorded to the citizens under the constitution of India" and setting up a government panel to hear appeals of the companies' content moderation decisions.

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The US government may finally be close to making a proper online privacy bill


Techradar | June 06, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media


The US government may actually have made a proper online privacy(opens in new tab) bill following reports that new data privacy legislation is close to being established, one with bipartisan support, as well as support from consumer rights advocates.


It’s still not signed into law, but if it does succeed, users will be allowed to opt out of targeted advertisement, and sue companies selling their data unlawfully.

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T&S Good News

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


How to not get sucked into cruel online chatter


Metro UK | June 07, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media


If people are attacking someone so much it’s become normalized, it’s easy to not question the memes, takedowns, and images.


We’ve seen this play out with the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard trial. An onslaught of videos and memes at Amber’s expense have done the rounds across our social feeds.

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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.

Lead Software Engineer, Trust & Safety

Rec Room | United States

Posted: June 07, 2022

  • A Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent experience.

  • 5+ years of professional development experience.

  • 2+ years of experience leading teams of Software Engineers.

  • Experience writing production distributed systems or cloud services.

  • Experience working with relational databases (i.e., SQL).

  • Passion for building safe and welcoming online communities.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • An ability to thrive in fast-moving, ambiguous development environments.

Senior Software Engineer, Trust & Safety

Gemini | Chicago, IL

Posted: June 06, 2022

  • At least 6 years of software engineering experience.

  • Advanced proficiency in at least one language.

  • We use mostly Scala, Java and C++ on our backend and Typescript on the frontend. It's great if you are comfortable in those or if you are willing to learn.

  • The ability to work closely across teams and manage dependencies.

  • A customer- and product-focused mindset, with the ability to make well-reasoned tradeoffs between speed and quality.

  • The ability to adapt and handle multiple competing priorities in collaboration with peers.

Talent Acquisition Lead - Trust & Safety

TikTok - 3.2 | Mountain View, CA

Posted: June 07, 2022

  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in talent acquisition, ideally within a startup environment.

  • Consistent track record of mentorship and leadership responsibilities, with previous experience managing teams of 5 or more full-time employees.

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build rapport quickly with employees and communicate effectively with all levels of the organization.

  • The ability to work cross-functionally, and thrive in a diverse, cross-cultural environment.

  • Experience closing candidates and negotiating complex compensation packages.

  • Entrepreneurial mindset and ability to collaborate with multiple stakeholders and colleagues across several time zones.

Infra-Security Engineer, Devices & Services, Trust & Safety

Amazon | Aberdeen, SD

Posted: June 07, 2022

  • 4+ years of experience working in public, or private, Infrastructure-as-a-Service platforms, focusing on security.

  • 3+ years of experience writing in scripted languages, as a core or ancillary duty (Python, Ruby, Perl, etc.).

  • 1+ years of experience in Splunk, ELK, or similar log aggregation and query platform.

  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the integration of Amazon Web Services with fundamental Information Security principles for both architectural review and implementation.

  • 2+ years of experience in a GNU/Linux systems administration/devops/sre role, with a focus on security.

Spark Trust and Safety Specialist, Analyst II, Operations, Ecomm

Walmart | San Bruno, CA

Posted: June 07, 2022

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Engineering, Operations , or related field OR 2 years’ experience in operations, project management, or related area.

  • Masters, Masters: Operations Management.

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.