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June 27, 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.


With Roe overturned, period-tracking apps raise new worries


Washington Post | June 24, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media


With a menstrual-tracking app, you can see when your periods and fertile days start and end. And, because these apps leave a digital trail, other people can see, too.


With 13 states poised to ban abortion after a Friday Supreme Court decision overturning the right to get one, many worry that data from period apps could become evidence of a crime. Some people are deleting the apps; others are sending data deletion requests to the companies that run them. And, while actual reproductive health data isn’t the only way law enforcement or other prying eyes could infer someone had an abortion, cutting down on personal data-sharing could become habit for women in post-Roe v. Wade America absent action from tech companies or the government to protect them.

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How to scrub yourself from the internet, the best that you can


Washington Post | June 24, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media


Data brokers collect detailed information about who we are based on our things like our online activity, real world purchases and public records. Together, it’s enough to figure out your political leanings and health status, even if you’re pregnant. Friday’s news that the Supreme Court had overturned Roe v. Wade, and abortion could become illegal in at 13 states within a month, highlight concerns about ways these piles of information could be used.


You can’t fully scrub yourself from the internet. A little bit of you will always linger, whether it’s in data-broker databases, on old social media you forgot about or in the back of someone else’s vacation photos on Flickr.

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Sketchy TikTok ads push high-interest payday loans


New York Post | June 26, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media, TikTok


A group of secretive TikTok advertisers are using sketchy tactics to push massive loans that experts say could run afoul of deceptive advertising laws, The Post has learned.


Some of the ads tease “almost instant” five-figure deposits despite bad credit, while others appear to imply they are part of government “inflation programs” and use the logos of news organizations like CNN.

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Online disinformation stokes tensions as Kenya elections near


Thomson Reuters | June 27, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media


Social media users in Kenya are being exposed to political disinformation, hate speech and incitement against ethnic communities ahead of elections in August, with rights groups warning the posts are stoking tensions around the vote.


A report by the Mozilla Foundation this month highlighted scores of posts on the TikTok app, including videos that likened a political candidate to Hitler and claimed he would attack other ethnic groups once in power.

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Young people must report harmful online content, says UK watchdog


The Guardian | June 27, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media


Young people should report harmful online content, the communications watchdog has said, after finding that two-thirds have encountered potential harms on social media but only one in six report it.


Ofcom found that 67% of people aged between 13 and 24 had seen potentially harmful content online, although only 17% report it. The regulator is charged with enforcing measures in the forthcoming online safety bill, which will require social media companies to protect children and adults from online harms.

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T&S Policies & Regulations

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

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For people seeking abortions, digital privacy is suddenly critical


Washington Post | June 24, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media


When someone gets an abortion, they may decide not to share information with friends and family members. But chances are their smartphone knows.


The Supreme Court decision to effectively overturn the right to abortion in Roe v. Wade turns years of warnings about digital surveillance into a pressing reality in many states. Suddenly, Google searches, location information, period-tracking apps and other data could be used as evidence of a crime.

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Democrats need a united front against GOP attempts to regulate social media


The Hill | June 26, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media


The internet collectively breathed a sigh of relief last month after the Supreme Court temporarily blocked Texas HB20 — a proposal that would prohibit online platforms from removing hateful, violent and spammy content, forcing them to host it. It’s the latest Republican attempt at government intervention which they say will prevent “censorship” of conservative viewpoints.


The court’s decision was swift and came down on the side of preserving online services’ current freedom to moderate — for now. But Democrats calling for companies to take down harmful content have to understand the urgency of what still is on the line.

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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.

Health Platforms Lead, Trust and Safety

Google | Atlanta, GA

Posted: June 24, 2022

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience.

  • 11 years of experience in the Internet Industry, Trust and Safety, Consulting, and/or Corporate Strategy and Operations with a focus on managing technology programs.

  • 3 years of experience with people management.

  • Experience driving strategies in a fast-paced environment.

  • Experience leading security or Trust and Safety teams.

  • Ability to solve large unstructured business problems, working closely with cross-functional teams (e.g., Engineering, Product, Legal, and Public Relations).

Head of Policy Consultation, Compute, Trust and Safety

Google | San Francisco, CA

Posted: June 24, 2022

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience.

  • 8 years of experience in developer support, policy enforcement, customer support, policy creation, or operations consulting.

  • 2 years of experience with people management.

  • Experience and knowledge in data analysis, complex problem solving, and efficient execution.

  • Ability to learn the complex workflow and connect the dots to understand the big picture, anticipate the risk in advance, and advocate for putting the right solutions by themselves.

  • Ability to simplify and present complex concepts to executive stakeholders.

Incubation Program Manager, Trust and Safety, YouTube

Google | San Bruno, CA

Posted: June 25, 2022

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Engineering, or equivalent practical experience.

  • 2 years of experience designing experiments, establishing clear hypotheses, and leading various experiment methodologies.

  • Experience with UX design, user research, and/or user centered development tools and processes.

  • 3 years of experience with data visualization and organizing data to provide insights/make business recommendations.

  • Experience in project/program management, change management, and/or stakeholder management, and driving process improvements.

Senior Policy Manager, Trust & Safety

Upwork | Anaheim, CA

Posted: June 26, 2022

  • Experience owning the strategy, development, and implementation of policy for an online platform at scale, ideally with a focus on emerging online risk areas and “unknown unknowns” in Trust & Safety, Compliance, Risk, or Customer Support.

  • Excellent written communication skills and an ability to distill sophisticated ideas in a way that's accessible to a broad audience of internal and external partners.

  • A collaborative mentality and willingness to support a positive and dedicated team culture.

  • Cross-functional experience facilitating debate, drawing out varied perspectives, and ensuring partners “disagree and commit” as needed to drive continual improvement.

  • Superb judgment and proven track record of making tough calls you can stand behind.

  • Ability to get things done and drive measurable impact, with flexibility to adapt to evolving goals and priorities.

Trust & Safety Manager- Project Management

Indeed | United States

Posted: June 27, 2022

  • 3+ years experience in a similar role.

  • 2+ years experience leading a team and supporting direct reports.

  • Experience creating career pathing and scoping out development plans.

  • Experience with project management and comfort with Agile practices and artifacts.

  • Experience in analysis of processes, metrics, workflows and operations.

  • Experience documenting business process flows.

  • Effective communication, leadership, and time management skills.

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.