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September 08, 2022 T&S Newsletter

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T&S Early Warning News

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Irish Examiner view: Social media exploits children

Irish Examiner | September 07, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media

The CyberSafetyKids annual report published yesterday is welcome, because it offers precise details for many people’s unease about young children and their online activity.

The report suggests that over one quarter of children surveyed had experienced bullying online, while almost two thirds said that they had been contacted by a stranger while playing an online game.

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Meta is profiting off ads slandering LGBTQ people as “groomers”

Los Angeles Blade | September 07, 2022

Company Listed: Meta

Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, is profiting off of ads that accuse LGBTQ people of sexually “grooming children,” even though the company has confirmed that using the slur against LGBTQ people violates its hate speech policy.

Media Matters has identified at least 134 ads that have run on Meta’s platforms in 2022 and use “groomer” rhetoric. These ads, most of which are from right-wing organizations and politicians, have at least 913,000 impressions and have earned Meta at least $12,700 in revenue.

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‘How to be a HOT GIRL on the internet’: A Google-sponsored influencer says it’s avoiding misinformation, according to a TikTok ad with 30 million views

Fortune | September 08, 2022

Company Listed: Google, TikTok

Welcome to how to be a hot girl on the internet to avoid a sneaky little thing called misinformation,” content creator Eli Rallo, also known as @thejarr, said in a video sponsored by Google.

The video appears on TikTok’s “For You” page, the platform’s main feed that includes sponsored content, intended to promote something of value by a third party, in this case the search giant. This type of sponsored advertisement typically only appears on the platform’s “For You” page versus the personal pages of the brand or creator.

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T&S Policies & Regulations

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

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Beijing's Plan to Control the World's Data: Out-Google Google

News Week | September 07, 2022

Company Listed: Google

F​​ew cases better show how U.S.-China relations have deteriorated in the age of Big Data than the response Wang Jiang got when he offered, at the height of the pandemic, to set up labs for COVID-19 testing in the U.S.

Wang is a known quantity in the world of U.S. biotech. He cut his teeth as a genetics researcher at the major public research universities of Texas, Iowa and Washington. He's now the snowy-haired, charismatic chairman of Shenzen-based BGI, the world's largest biotech company, which for decades has been collaborating with some of America's leading geneticists. BGI participated in the global effort to sequence the first human genome, formed a partnership with the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to identify genes associated with pediatric diseases, and named an institute in China after Harvard's George Church, a gene-editing pioneer, who continues to work with the company.

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Online safety push marks major test for new U.K. prime minister

Washington Post | September 07, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media

A sprawling push to boost protections against online harms in the United Kingdom has been stuck for months as scandal engulfed the country’s political leadership.

But with Liz Truss taking over as the British prime minister on Tuesday, she will now have to decide whether to forge ahead or pump the brakes, marking an early test.

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What California's Child Online Safety Bill Means for Businesses

Bloomberg Law | September 07, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media

As federal data privacy legislation continues to stall, California is once again trailblazing a path for other states to follow in the world of privacy. This time, California lawmakers have focused on children’s privacy and safety online.

The California Age-Appropriate Design Code Act (ADCA) passed unanimously and now awaits Gov. Gavin Newsom’s signature. It would impose sweeping new requirements on businesses that provide online products and services to children.

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T&S Good News

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

Meltwater and NewsGuard announce partnership to help organizations understand and combat the spread of misinformation

Yahoo Finance | September 07, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media

Meltwater, a global leader in media and social intelligence, today announces a partnership with NewsGuard, a company that employs trained journalists to rate the credibility of news sources and track the top false narratives spreading online.

This partnership will allow Meltwater customers to leverage NewsGuard’s Reliability Ratings and detailed “Nutrition Labels'' for thousands of news sources globally. These ratings enable brands and organizations to understand where they are being mentioned, and receive alerts when their brand is mentioned on unreliable sites that frequently spread false claims.

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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 Software Engineer, iOS (Trust and Safety)

Match Group | Dallas, TX, USA

Posted: September 08, 2022

  • Utilize experience with CoreData, advanced animations and transitions using Core Animation and UIKit Dynams.

  • In lieu of a Bachelor's degree plus 5 years of experience, the employer will accept a Master’s degree or U.S. equivalent in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Engineering, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, or related field plus 3 years of professional experience performing iOS development (including planning, analyzing, designing, developing, implementing, and testing software systems or applications) and deploying software architecture in design and patterns (including model-view-viewmodel (MVVM), Protocol-oriented Programming, or Clean Architecture).

  • Must also have experience in the following: 3 years of professional experience using programming languages to perform software coding; 2 years of professional experience.

Trust & Safety Claims Specialist

uShip | United States

Posted: September 08, 2022

  • 2+ years of experience in customer support, billing, claims, and/or fraud prevention.

  • Moderate level of Excel and SQL knowledge is a major plus.

  • Highly attentive to details with a strong analytical aptitude.

  • Ability to understand organizational design and process issues; being able to identify root causes and propose realistic solutions.

  • Ability to make quick decisions in a fast-paced environment with limited information.

  • Self-directed and self-motivated with demonstrated organizational and time management skills.


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.