Home » World News » TikTok moderator has PTSD from watching 'graphic' content: lawsuit
TikTok moderator has PTSD from watching 'graphic' content: lawsuit
Parents who lost teen to drug overdose start petition asking Snapchat, TikTok to change policies
The parents of a 16-year-old California boy who died from a fentanyl overdose join ‘America’s Newsroom’ to discuss their bid to get social media apps to change their policies.
A class action lawsuit has been filed against TikTok and parent company ByteDance. Inc. on behalf of a content moderator who says she "suffers from significant psychological trauma" and developed post-traumatic stress syndrome due to extended exposure to disturbing footage she screened for the social media behemoth.
Attorneys for named plaintiff Candie Frazer filed a lawsuit Dec. 23, claiming she and other moderators have been forced to "witness thousands of acts of extreme and graphic violence" in the nature of their work, including "the genocide in Myanmar, mass shootings, children being raped" and other atrocities, including beheadings in shifts that last an average of 12 hours a day.