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May 05, 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.


Media Litracy Vs Fake News


Republic Times | May 04, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media


Just last week, the Department of Homeland Security formed a Disinformation Governance Board. As Associated Press reported, the board was created to counter false and misleading information surrounding false information coming from Russia as well as U.S. immigration policy.


The announcement prompted a flurry of mixed reactions. Proponents feel the agency is necessary to expose Russia spreading false information - in some cases to cover up atrocities regarding the War in Ukraine.

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Rights groups cite 338 violations in El Salvador arrests


Washington Post | May 04, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media


SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — Five human rights groups reported Wednesday there have been complaints of at least 338 violations of human rights during El Salvador’s massive arrests of suspected gang members.


The five non-governmental organizations said the most frequently cited abuse was arbitrary arrest, as well as illegal searches of homes, injuries, robbery and the death of a detainee.

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Teachers’ Union Pushes Facebook Owner Meta to Take Closer Look At ‘Harms’ To Children


Forbes | May 04, 2022

Company Listed: Facebook


The American Federation of Teachers on Wednesday encouraged the leaders of its members’ pension funds to support an independent evaluation of Facebook owner Meta’s risk management practices, which the teachers’ union said have failed to mitigate “clear threats” the social networking company poses to kids and teenagers.


AFT President Randi Weingarten asked state and local pension fund trustees, whose funds hold $6.3 billion in Meta stock, to vote in favor of a shareholder resolution that would instruct Meta’s board of directors to hire a law firm to evaluate the board’s performance at managing the risks posed by Facebook and Instagram.

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T&S Policies & Regulations

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

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Duopoly battle moves to Canada as Google and Meta publisher 'link tax'


Pressgazette | May 05, 2022

Company Listed: Google, Meta


Justin Trudeau’s government laid out the details of its Online News Act last month. Canada now looks set to become the second country (after Australia) to introduce legislation that effectively forces the Duopoly to pay publishers for their content.


Ahead of the introduction of Australia’s News Media Bargaining Code, Google threatened to withdraw services from the country, while Meta (then known as Facebook) briefly blocked news content from its social media sites.

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DHS Disinformation Board's Work, Plans Remain a Mystery


US News | May 05, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media


WASHINGTON (AP) — There is little credible information about the new Disinformation Governance Board.


The board, part of the Department of Homeland Security, was announced last week. But DHS has released few details on how the board will function and what powers it will have.


DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas was attacked again Wednesday by Republican members of Congress who have already called for the board to be disbanded. Some civil liberties advocates also worry the group could violate freedom of speech.

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Is this Congress’s best shot to open up the ‘black box’ of social media?


Washington post | May 04, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media


For years, lawmakers have blanketed social media platforms with letters demanding information about how their products and the algorithms that power them work. But many of them say they still lack access to basic data needed to fully understand the tools — and how to regulate them.


Led by a trio of prominent dealmakers, the Platform Accountability and Transparency Act (PATA) marks one of Congress’s most significant efforts to date to shed light on what lawmakers often lament as the “black box” of social media. But it’s got a long way to go to become law.

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Instagram must stop the scammers targeting Gen Z


Financial Times | May 05, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media


I have a question for you. How do you know it’s really me writing this article? It looks genuine. There’s a picture of my face and it’s published on a media platform you trust.


What if I told you, valued reader, that I had a crypto investment opportunity that could rapidly double your money?


I would hope FT readers would immediately conclude the article must have been written by an imposter. Sadly, it’s much easier for impersonation scams to proliferate on social media platforms. Lloyds Bank recently reported a 155 percent annual increase in scams on Instagram in the past year, focused on the under-25s.

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Could the UK's Online Safety Bill change gaming worldwide?


Gamesindustry | May 04, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media


Creating safe, inclusive and engaging spaces for the gaming community has long been the goal of the gaming industry, with games businesses creating and implementing tools, features and processes to address illegal and unwanted behaviors and keep players safe online.


To date, this approach has largely been self-motivated, with only limited regulation; namely the take down requirements for unlawful content under the e-commerce regulations.

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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.


Policy Lead, Trust and Safety, Google Cloud


Google | Mountain View, CA

Posted: May 05, 2022

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience.

  • 4 years of experience in policy, law, or technology.

  • JD, MBA, or Master’s degree.

  • Experience with internet/web technologies and enterprise products.

  • Experience with advanced product/program management.

  • Experience using data and technology to solve business problems.

  • Experience with policy and knowledge of the technology sector and key policy issues affecting the internet (e.g., harmful content, privacy, artificial intelligence).

  • Experience in stakeholder engagement/strategic thinking with the ability to translate complex issues into simple, clear language and collaborate with cross-functional stakeholders, and navigate organizational boundaries.

Director, Trust Risk Management- Trust & Safety


LinkedIn | Sunnyvale, CA

Posted: May 05, 2022

  • 10+ years of experience in Risk Management, Product Management, Process Improvement, or a comparative role.

  • 8+ years of management experience.

  • Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Arts.

  • Post COVID travel may be required up to 10%-20% to LinkedIn sites nationally and internationally.

  • Ability to effectively collaborate and influence at all levels of the organization.

  • Excellent relationship skills; ability to establish credibility and rapport with technical and non-technical team members and to work collaboratively and cross-functionally.

  • Strong situational analysis and decision-making abilities.

  • Experience with common project management tools/Familiarity with agile development or other rapid iteration methodologies.

  • Ability to develop working knowledge of technical aspects of systems, including configuration, settings, logging, and permissions.

  • Strong ability to influence, negotiate, adapt to change.

Senior Strategist, Research Partnerships, Trust and Safety


Google | Washington, DC

Posted: May 05, 2022

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical experience.

  • 10 years of experience in research, analysis, and managing internal/external partners and stakeholders.

  • Experience in data engineering, building a partner management team, and managing global teams.

  • Experience in designing/delivering technical or operational projects.

  • Experience with large research datasets and/or development of technical research tools.

  • Experience in bringing technical products to market and driving adoption through partner management.

  • Ability to review or be exposed to sensitive/violative content as part of core role.

  • Ability to be creative, collaborate, and lead teams.

  • Excellent global leadership, organizational, and communication skills.

Lead Data Analyst, Google Ads, Trust and Safety


Google Inc. | New York, NY

Posted: May 05, 2022

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience.

  • 4 years of experience in project management, Google Ads, search advertising, or data analytics.

  • Experience querying data sets using SQL and building dashboards.

  • MBA or Master's degree in a technology related field.

  • 5 years of industry experience in one of the following areas: internet technology, online search, eCommerce, online payments or online advertising/publishing, or policy enforcement/user trust/risk/fraud investigation/product abuse.

  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills, with capability to process high amounts of data to drive business strategies and decisions.

  • Solid process/project management, prioritization, and multi-tasking capabilities.

Product Specialist Manager, Trust and Safety


Google | Sunnyvale, CA

Posted: May 04, 2022

  • 4 years of experience in operations, program management, or management consulting.

  • 3 years of experience in managing vendor operations or working in a vendor environment.

  • Experience completing projects in a timely manner.

  • Green belt certification.

  • Experience leading cross-functional projects across organizational boundaries.

  • Experience in innovation, technology, and Google products.

  • Knowledge of Six Sigma continuous improvement methodologies.

  • Ability to synthesize information, manage details, craft, and deliver executive presentations.

  • Problem-solving 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.