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May 31, 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.


Want to regulate social media? The First Amendment may stand in the way


Washington Post | May 30, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media


Texas, Florida and other Republican-led states are passing laws that prohibit tech companies from “censoring” users — laws that Republican leaders say are meant to protect their constituents’ rights to free speech.


In the view of the tech companies, however, it’s those Republican lawmakers who are actually censoring. And the victims are not the everyday users of their social networks, but the companies themselves.

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Children advised to avoid immoral activities online


Modern Ghana | May 30, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media


He advised the children at his organization's weekly programme on internet safety under the theme "Say no to internet abuse, say yes to internet safety" which was held at Ibadan on Saturday, May 28th, 2022.


Onadipe noted that children are the future leaders and that's the more reason why they should not involve themselves in any online activities that could destroy their moral values, personal relationship with God or prevent them from achieving their future goals.

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Germany records rise in child sexual abuse in 2021


DW | May 30, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media


The number of cases of sexualized violence against minors in Germany last year reached an average of 49 victims per day, according to the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA).


The data, published on Monday, shows that 17,704 children under the age of 14 were victims of sexualized violence in 2021, up from just over 16,900 in 2020. Of those, 2,281 were younger than six years old.

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Twitter has been fined $211 million (US$150 million) because it used information collected for security purposes to deliver targeted advertising


ACS | May 30, 2022

Company Listed: Twitter


Twitter has been fined $211 million (US$150 million) because it used information collected for security purposes to deliver targeted advertising.


Phone numbers and email addresses Twitter gathered to help users secure their accounts – like for account recovery and two-factor authentication – were matched against lists compiled by marketers for accurately targeting users.

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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


Era of borderless data is ending, as governments step in


The Straits Times | May 31, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media


NEW YORK (NYTIMES) - Every time we send an email, tap an Instagram ad or swipe our credit cards, we create a piece of digital data.


The information pings around the world at the speed of a click, becoming a kind of borderless currency that underpins the digital economy. Largely unregulated, the flow of bits and bytes helped fuel the rise of transnational mega companies like Google and Amazon and reshaped global communications, commerce, entertainment and media.


Now the era of open borders for data is ending.

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On TikTok, people are fuelling surveillance culture


Huck Mag | May 30, 2022

Company Listed: TikTok


In a TikTok viewed over 925,000 times, a camera zooms in on a man at a restaurant. A remix of Tony Lanez’s ‘N.A.M.E’ plays over the video, with lyrics that go: “I fell in love with somebody who doesn’t even know my name”. This video is part of a trend on the app which sees strangers, sometimes positioned as love interests, being filmed without their consent or knowledge.


Emily, a 30-year-old from Australia, is the creator behind this video. “If you’re in a public space, you are exposed to being put on social media at any point in time,” she tells Huck, stating this fact as a defense of her video. While the vast majority of the comments seem on board with Emily’s clip (“NAH GIRL GO GET HIM OR I WILL”, writes one user, “dude is fine”, writes another), others are less so. One comment reads: “Roles reverse and jail. Leave him alone lol”, and: “don’t say ‘it’s a trend’ for you being a creep”.

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Data Privacy At Big Tech Is Still A Mystery To Observers


Mint | May 30, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media


It is a well-established fact that personal digital data knows no borders. Many of us know that the data we provide—willingly in some cases but unwittingly in most—to apps and services such as Google, Facebook, TikTok, WhatsApp and the like are controlled by corporations that are not necessarily located within the borders of the country we may be using them from. Governments the world over have recognized this. They are speeding up their efforts to control the digital information produced by their government agencies, companies and citizens. Governments are increasingly setting rules and standards for how data can and cannot move around the globe, driven by national security and their citizens’ privacy concerns, as well as national economic interests. Their goal is to gain ‘digital sovereignty’.

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Online Safety Bill - everything you need to know about the UK's security legislation


Tech Radar | May 30, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media


As digital technologies keep shaping our everyday lives, governments across the world are crafting new rules to better control tools and platforms. If some of these regulations are focused on how security software - like VPNs or antivirus services - are handling users' data, others seek to draw a legal framework on how to treat the content posted online.


The UK Online Safety Bill falls into the latter category. First published as a draft a year ago, a revised version was finally introduced to Parliament in March 2022 to kickstart the reviewing process.

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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.

Product Marketing Lead - Trust & Safety

Match Group | Los Angeles, CA

Posted: May 31, 2022

  • 5-8 years+ of experience working in product marketing, leading full-funnel go-to-market strategies, preferably in consumer tech and mobile apps.

  • Experience working on brands with Global impact, and driving multi-regional marketing strategies.

  • Proven ability to to deliver well-branded, delightful consumer experiences and marketing strategies that drive business growth.

  • Passion for the consumer, able to advocate for consumer needs and develop consumer segmentation.

  • Excellent leadership, influencing and communication skills, with an ability to express high-level concepts efficiently and optimally to a wide range of audiences.

  • Highly collaborative and creative.

  • Capable of leading cross-functional teams (especially product, marketing, and creative teams) to produce innovative solutions.

Senior Product Designer - Core Experience, Trust & Safety

Spotify | New York, NY

Posted: May 31, 2022

  • You have at least 4+ years of experience designing at consumer-focused tech or media companies and experience designing for iOS & Android mobile platforms.

  • You should be passionate and have experience on designing products and experiences that encourage trust, safety, privacy, and equity for all users.

  • You should be motivated and self-directed.

  • Interested in exploring industry standards and ready to lean in to how Spotify can prevent abuse and harm before it happens.

  • You have a people-focused design mentality and want to design and build products/features that truly have meaningful impact.

Security Engineer - Trust & Safety

Datadog | Denver, CO

Posted: May 31, 2022

  • Experienced working with data for analysis, threat detection, anomaly detection, or monitoring purposes.

  • Fluent in one or more modern coding languages (Python, Go, JavaScript, etc.).

  • Able to work both independently and collaboratively.

  • Comfortable working in a fast paced, high growth environment.

  • Experience with AWS, GCP, or Azure.

  • Knowledge of abuse in modern SaaS applications.

Senior Trust & Safety Investigator

Snapchat | Mountain View, CA

Posted: May 29, 2022

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience 3 years of experience working in technology, safety, or a related field.

  • Flexible work-hours: full-time and weekends as needed.

  • Experience investigating criminality or abuse on or off-line.

  • Experience working with product and engineering teams to develop tools and solutions that improve trust across a platform or product At Snap, we believe that having a team of diverse backgrounds and voices working together will enable us to create innovative products that improve the way people live and communicate.

  • EOE, including disability/vets. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please don't be shy and contact us at accommodations-extsnap.com.

  • We do our best to make sure you and your loved ones have everything you need to be happy and healthy, on your own terms.

  • Our benefits are built around your needs and include paid maternity & paternity leave, comprehensive medical coverage, emotional and mental health support programs, and compensation packages that let you share in Snap's long-term success.

Analyst Team Lead, Security Intelligence, Trust and Safety

Google Americas | United States

Posted: May 30, 2022

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or equivalent practical experience.

  • 6 years of experience in risk analytics, anti-abuse, fraud detection/prevention, data science, or data analytics.

  • 1 year of experience in people management and/or leading technical teams.

  • Experience with statistical software (e.g R), database language (e.g SQL), or scripting languages (e.g R, Stata, SPSS, SAS), and/or data-focused programming (e.g Python, C/C++, Java).

  • Understanding of how the internet works economically, socially, and technically.

  • Interest in online security and abuse topics.

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.