October 10, 2022 T&S Newsletter

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T&S Early Warning News

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How London teen Molly Russell’s suicide could spark social media reforms for US kids

NY Post | October 08, 2022

Company Listed: TikTok

In a global first, a London coroner has blamed social media for the suicide of a teenage girl — potentially opening the legal floodgates against industry heavyweights like Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and TikTok.

But the tragic case of Molly Russell could also point the way toward life-saving legislative reforms. That is, if Big Tech doesn’t pull the plug.

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TikTok deletes over 15 mn videos from Pakistan for violating guidelines

The Daily Guardian | October 09, 2022

Company Listed: TikTok

For breaking community guidelines, TikTok removed more than 15 million videos from Pakistan. In the second quarter of this year, this is the second-highest number of videos removed.

A report by the Dawn on Saturday said that Pakistan has lost up to 15,351,388 videos.

According to the research, over 97% of those videos were taken down within 24 hours of being uploaded, 98% before a user reported them, and 97% before receiving any views.

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Police's new 'hate crime' officer bombarded with abuse on social media

Leicester Mercury | October 09, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media

Leicestershire Police is investigating trolls who bombarded the force's new hate crime officer with abuse when she introduced herself online. Sumaya Bihi announced herself as the force's new specialist officer on Twitter in a post on Monday, October 3.

However, she faced a barrage of abuse from numerous Twitter accounts. Some used racist and derogatory language, including comments about her appearance and referring specifically to her hijab.

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Meta warns 1 million Facebook users their login info may have been compromised

Washington Post | October 07, 2022

Company Listed: Facebook

Facebook parent Meta is warning 1 million users that their login information may have been compromised through malicious apps.

Meta’s researchers found more than 400 malicious Android and Apple iOS apps this year that were designed to steal the personal Facebook login information of its users, the company said Friday in a blog post. Meta spokesperson Gabby Curtis confirmed that Meta is warning 1 million users who may have been affected by the apps.

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T&S Policies & Regulations

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

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How social media ‘censorship’ became a front line in the culture war

Washington Post | October 09, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media

Early last year, amid mounting criticism that social media was spreading disinformation about covid-19, Facebook expanded an unprecedented campaign to police falsehoods by banning what it called “debunked claims” about the virus. Among them: The claim that covid was “man-made” and had leaked from a lab in Wuhan, China.

To the Biden administration and the scientific establishment, Facebook’s efforts to rein in misinformation were too little, too late, given how its network had helped false and damaging claims to go viral in the first place. But others complained that the crackdowns squelched legitimate debate about the frustrating performance of public health authorities — a view that was partly vindicated when China’s lack of transparency prompted prominent scientists to declare the lab-leak theory “viable” and demand further investigation.

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Turkey's 'Disinformation' Bill to Have Pre-Election 'Chilling Effect' -Europe Watchdog

US News | October 09, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media

Turkey's proposed "disinformation" bill threatens free speech and could further harm journalism ahead of next year's elections, a European rights watchdog's legal body said, calling for Turkey's parliament to reject it.

The Venice Commission, which advises the Council of Europe, said prison sentences and other fallout from the draft legislation would be disproportionate to its aims and could lead to "arbitrary restrictions of freedom of expression".

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T&S Good News

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

Social Media Can Identify Those Who Are at Risk of Suicide

Psychology Today | October 09, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media

Their parents held their breaths as they took their first steps. With clumsy fingers, the children learned to tie their shoes.

Their parents reminded them to say please and thank you, to be nice to the other children, and to make friends with people who were nice to them in return.

But as children grow older, some become crueler, and social settings become more unsettling than the adolescent brain is prepared for.

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Snapchat brings parental controls to India through in-app tool ‘Family Center’

Techcrunch | October 10, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media

Snapchat is bringing an initial set of parental controls to users in India — a couple of months after its debut in the U.S. and some other markets — to deliver parents and guardians in the key oversea market insights on how their teens are using the social networking app.

The in-app tool, called Family Center, lets parents and guardians review who their teens are friends with on the social app and who they have messaged in the last seven days. (They are not able to see the exact content of those messages.) It also brings the ability to report safety concerns and potential abuse to Snap’s Trust and Safety team to review.

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T&S Careers & Jobs

T&S jobs posted recently, often within the last 24 hours, looking for top talent.

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Senior Manager, Safety & Integrity (Trust & Safety)

Twitter | United States

Posted: October 08, 2022

  • You are an experienced manager passionate about building culture and establishing processes to empower a high-performing team.

  • You have direct experience with content policy in a social media or online platform space including developing, implementing, documenting and briefing stakeholders on it.

  • You have geopolitical knowledge of language and cultural markets in the Americas, and have spent time thinking about the ways in which users in the Americas interact online.

  • Idiomatic handling of Spanish or Portuguese is highly advantageous though not required.

  • You facilitate critical conversations with ease; you have no trouble working with and balancing the (at times) competing priorities of multiple teams operating in different countries.

Compliance Requirements Lead, Trust and Safety

Google | Washington, DC, USA

Posted: October 09, 2022

  • 10 years of experience in an advisory, compliance, and regulatory role.

  • Experience with global risk projects, compliance programs, and solutions.

  • Master's degree in Accounting, Finance, Legal, Risk and Compliance, or a related field.

  • Experience with common control frameworks (e.g., risk assessments, regulatory review, compliance requirements analysis, etc.). Experience solving problems across multiple functions and stakeholders.

  • Experience in the operationalization and/or development of scalable solutions and structure within a complex environment.

Product Marketing Lead - Trust & Safety (open to remote)

Tinder | Los Angeles, CA, USA

Posted: October 09, 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.

Manager II, Specialty Compliance and Ethics, Ecomm - Trust & Safety Operations

WalMart | Sunnyvale, CA, USA

Posted: October 09, 2022

  • You have experience on risk/fraud management, risk operations, or compliance teams.

  • You are stimulated and motivated by challenges and are ready to engage at a Fortune 1 scale.

  • You have a background in eCommerce Trust and Safety, content moderation, or a related field.

  • You’re had success collaborating on cross-functional (i.e.

  • You’re organized, disciplined, and can manage multiple projects simultaneously.

  • You’re a master at making complex subjects easily understood through text and visuals.

Training Program Manager, Trust and Safety, YouTube

Google | San Bruno, CA, USA

Posted: October 10, 2022

  • Bachelor's degree in Education, Instructional Design, a related field, or equivalent practical experience.

  • 5 years of experience deploying training programs to third-party partners.

  • Experience using learning management systems to organize and deploy training at scale.

  • Familiarity with Connect Composer, Google's content management system, or other standard Content Management System software.

  • Ability to build partnerships with business partners and team members, and influence others.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication, attention to detail, presentation, and facilitation skills.