September 07, 2022 T&S Newsletter

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Sharing news on social media makes us think we know more than we do

Medical News Today | September 06, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media

Sharing is not a new concept, humans live in social groups and thrive on social interaction — this forms part of human nature.

Yet “[s]ocial media have transformed the way we understand the world around us by changing the way we access, share, understand — and misunderstand — information”, Dr. Adrian Ward, assistant professor of marketing at the University of Texas, told Medical News Today.

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Google's plan to stare down fake news on Ukrainian refugees

The Star | September 06, 2022

Company Listed: Google

Alphabet Inc’s Google is hoping an ad campaign can help prevent misinformation percolating about Ukrainian refugees who fled Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion from shaping public opinion.

Google is premiering a series of 90-second videos in Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic that will seek to educate viewers about how to avoid being manipulated, according to Beth Goldberg, the head of research at its anti-propaganda unit Jigsaw.

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Doctor details dangers of tech for teens

Gillette News Record | September 06, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media

During COVID, when my two children were attending school online, I began to realize just how much of an impact technology has on children,” Dr. Lisa Strohman said at the beginning of her presentation at Davis Middle School the evening of Aug. 23. “I’m not against technology — I use it — but there is appropriate use and there is inappropriate use.”

Dr. Strohman was invited by Uinta County School District No. 1 and its Project AWARE Program to give a presentation titled “Parenting in a Tech Addicted World” first to middle and high school students during the day, and then to parents and family during the evening.

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Online sexual exploitation of children rising

NST | September 06, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media

The authorities have detected an increase in cases of online sexual exploitation of children, particularly child pornography.

Deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Siti Zailah Mohd Yusoff said the ministry was told that more than 100,000 IP addresses registered in Malaysia were found to have shared child pornography.

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Pornhub rips anti-trafficking org as 'anti-porn zealots' following Instagram account suspension

Yahoo | September 06, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media

Pornhub tore into an anti-sex trafficking organization after the organization praised Instagram for recently suspending the online pornography giant's account on the popular photo sharing platform.

The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) was among a group advocating for the Meta-owned Instagram to boot Pornhub amid a lawsuit alleging that Pornhub monetized child pornography and violated trafficking laws.

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T&S Policies & Regulations

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

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Congress is running out of time for its sweeping tech agenda

Washington Post | September 06, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media

Going into the year, hopes were running high among industry critics that Congress might finally turn years of frustration with the conduct of Silicon Valley giants into legislative action. But so far, those ambitions have gone largely unfulfilled.

Now, as Congress returns from recess, it faces a shrinking window to overcome major obstacles standing in the way of passing big-ticket tech items — including privacy and antitrust legislation, and confirming key federal regulators.

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California lawmakers approve groundbreaking internet privacy law for kids

Press Democrat | September 06, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media

When does a kid become an adult? It’s an elusive question that developmental psychologists, philosophers and parents might answer differently.

But lawmakers can’t work with ambiguity. So in the late 1990s, Congress decided that — at least when it comes to surfing the web — kids are people under 13.

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Meta found guilty of flouting Washington political ad laws – again

The Register | September 06, 2022

Company Listed: Facebook

Facebook has been found guilty in Washington of breaking the state's strict campaign finance transparency laws – again – and was defeated in its attempt to get a judge to loosen those laws to favor it.

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson said on Friday that a judge in King County Superior Court ruled that not only had the Facebook parent company violated Washington's political ad statutes, but that it had done so intentionally on hundreds of occasions.

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When the Indigenous voice referendum is upon us, be wary of misinformation and scare campaigns

The Guardian | September 07, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media

It is unclear exactly when Australians will be asked to vote in a referendum to enshrine a First Nations voice to parliament. Yet we are already seeing misinformation that could threaten the legitimacy of the process.

Last month, the Greens senator Dorinda Cox claimed on ABC radio that 60% of people who participated in the regional dialogues that delivered the Uluru Statement from the Heart were non-Indigenous.

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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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Data Engineer II, Trust and Safety, Prime Video

Amazon | Seattle, WA, USA

Posted: September 06, 2022

  • Experience with data modeling, data warehousing, and building ETL pipelines.

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in computer science, engineering, mathematics, or a related technical discipline.

  • 3+ years of relevant experience in data engineer role, including data warehousing.

  • Experience in technical skills - SQL, data modeling, schema design, data warehouse administration, scripting for automation.

  • Sees opportunities to innovate and can lead the way.

  • Excellent in technical communication and experience working directly with stakeholders.

Abuse Analyst, YouTube Partner Program, Trust and Safety

Google | Los Angeles, CA, USA

Posted: September 07, 2022

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience.

  • 4 years of experience in data analysis, working with databases, and querying (e.g., SQL, MySQL, MapReduce, Hadoop).

  • Experience communicating with both technical and non-technical teams.

  • Experience with fraud and abuse dynamics in online platforms.


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 to improve your hiring chances and start doing meaningful work that helps people.