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June 23, 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.


Top Senate Democrat casts doubt on prospect of major data privacy bill


Washington Post | June 22, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media


A top Democratic senator poured cold water Wednesday on the prospect of a landmark bipartisan privacy bill advancing this Congress as written, dealing a significant blow to long-stalled efforts to pass federal protections for consumers’ personal data.


Senate Commerce Chair Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), whose panel controls the fate of any data privacy bill, told The Washington Post that she’s not close to supporting a major proposal recently unveiled by Democratic and Republican leaders in the House and Senate. And she said Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) has said he will not bring the current bill up for a vote in the upper chamber, signaling roadblocks for the push.

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Facebook Oversight Board says company should be much more transparent


Washington Post | June 22, 2022

Company Listed: Facebook


More than a year after its creation, the Facebook Oversight Board argued in the first of what are to be annual reports that the social media company should be far more transparent about how it decides which posts and accounts to leave up and which to take down.


The board, an international panel of human rights advocates, politicians and academics that oversees Facebook’s thorniest content moderation decisions, said the company had made some progress in implementing the board’s policy recommendations but needed to share more information about content removal systems. The group took aim at the opaque nature of the company’s strikes system, which gives users who break the platform’s content guidelines a specific number of passes and a tiered system of punishments before their accounts are suspended.

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China plans to have every single comment reviewed before it's published on social media


Business Insider | June 23, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media


China may soon review every single comment before it goes out on social media, sparking fears of further censorship in a country that already has one of the world's most restrictive media environments.


On Friday, China's internet watchdog published a new set of draft rules on its website, instructing content platforms to review all online comments before they are published and to report any "illegal and bad information" found to the authorities.

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Online child abuse triples over pandemic; pedophiles using gaming headsets


Wnky | June 22, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media


Sex offenders are using popular games like Fortnite or Minecraft to seduce children. It’s become a serious problem especially since gaming usage has skyrocketed during the pandemic.


Just this month, Kentucky State Police arrested a man using PlayStation to solicit sex acts from children prompting News 40 to investigate.

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Online abuse is costing us - especially women - emotionally and financially


The Standard | June 22, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media


Like the now-abolished sales tax on tampons, it mostly affects women. But sadly, this financial penalty is one many pay every day of the month.


Online abuse — the kind that disrupts your life and turns your mobile phone into a delivery device for insults, harassment and threats — is on the rise. And with it is the amount of time people affected must spend dealing with the fallout.

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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


TikTok Updates Ad Policies to Limit Unwanted Exposure among Younger Users in Europe


Social Media Today | June 22, 2022

Company Listed: TikTok


TikTok has agreed to change its policies around branded content to ensure greater transparency, in line with EU rules, which will also see it implement new regulations around the promotion of alcohol, cigarettes and 'get rich quick' schemes within the app.


The updates come as a result of an investigation into alleged breaches of EU consumer rules, with TikTok found to be failing in its duty to protect children from hidden advertising and inappropriate content.

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Dust over FG’s latest plans to regulate social media with practice code


Vanguardngr | June 23, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media


In this report, Ise-Oluwa Ige examines the various steps taken by the Federal Government since 2015 to regulate social media and other online platforms in Nigeria without success with a focus on the latest draft Code of Practice released by the National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, and the clouds of dust it is presently generating.


A fresh plan by the Federal Government to regulate social media and other online platforms through adoption of a proposed Code of Practice for Interactive Computer Service Platforms /Internet Intermediaries, appears to have set the country on fire.

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Florida social media law fight headed to US Supreme Court


Wink News | June 22, 2022

Company Listed: Twitter


Attorneys for the state and online industry groups plan to go to the U.S. Supreme Court in a battle about a 2021 Florida law that would crack down on social media giants such as Facebook and Twitter, according to new court filings.


The filings effectively seek to put proceedings on hold in a federal district court and the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals while the case goes to the Supreme Court.

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Who Is Melanie Dawes the Woman About To Regulate Social Media In The UK


Hindustan Times | June 22, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media


Melanie Dawes will soon be in charge of regulating social media in Britain. But as a result of trolling she's suffered online, the Chief Executive Officer of watchdog Ofcom almost never uses one of the most prominent platforms coming under her watch, Twitter Inc.


Her experiences, including being targeted by a prominent conspiracy theorist, echo Ofcom research that showed a majority of British people have had "potentially harmful" encounters online, such as bullying, attempts at fraud, or exposure to posts promoting suicide.

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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.

Senior Director, Trust & Safety

Salesforce | San Francisco, CA

Posted: June 23, 2022

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact with top senior executives.

  • Ability to executive and get things done quickly.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Ability to work across all functions and levels.

  • Works well in a team environment, but also independently.

  • 10+ years in a security role.

  • Demonstrated experience developing, implementing, and executing security strategy to include risk mitigation and vulnerability assessments.

Escalations Specialist, US Trust and Safety

TikTok | New York, NY

Posted: June 23, 2022

  • 3+ years of experience in online investigations, analysis, escalations, or operations, content policy, project management, or equivalent relevant experience.

  • Experience driving high-priority issues through the process of resolution.

  • Ability to work independently and reliably under tight timeframes in a fast-paced environment.

  • Analytical-thinking and problem-solving experience.

  • Strong reporting skills; accuracy and acute attention to detail.

  • Strong ability to multi-task and manage multiple competing priorities while working seamlessly across teams.

Senior Machine Learning Engineer, Trust & Safety

Upwork | San Francisco, CA

Posted: June 22, 2022

  • You don’t have to have a degree from one of the world’s top schools, but you’ve already done a few big things in your career and can hang with some of the brightest data scientists in the world.

  • Deep knowledge of machine learning, information retrieval, recommender systems, natural language processing or related fields.

  • Solid programming skills that enable you to retrieve, analyze and process data, and build machine learning models from the ground up (e.g. SQL, Python, Scala, Java).

  • Superior ability to analyze and interpret the results of product experiments.

  • Employment history preferably a recognizable consumer Internet company, marketplace or public company.

Policy & Implementation Specialist, Trust & Safety

TikTok | Mountain View, CA

Posted: June 22, 2022

  • 3 years in Trust & Safety operations or a similar environment.

  • Extensive experience in related areas of policy development, specifically regarding technology/internet/social media/content and compliance.

  • Demonstrated experience with policy and process development in a complex global environment.

  • Excellent oral and written communications with the ability to translate complex challenges into simple and clear language and persuade between multiple levels.

Global Head of Outreach and Partnerships - Trust & Safety

TikTok | Mountain View, CA

Posted: June 22, 2022

  • 15+ years of relevant work experience.

  • 7+ years of people management experience with demonstrated success of effective leadership.

  • Significant background in partnerships, advocacy, policy programming or operations management, business development, product marketing, and/or policy comms.

  • Knowledge of mainstream video-sharing products, social media platforms and/or Trust & Safety.

  • Understanding of major social issues related to tech platforms.

  • Experience working cross-functionally with other teams such as Public Policy, Legal, Operations, and/or Product.

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.