TikTok Content Moderator Alleges in Lawsuit That Job Gave Her PTSD

Candie Frazier said she developed post-traumatic stress disorder “as a result of constant and unmitigated exposure to highly toxic and extremely disturbing images at the workplace”

Close-up of hand holding a cellphone displaying icon for the TikTok video sharing app, Lafayette, California, September 22, 2021.
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A TikTok content moderator is suing the social media giant and its parent company, alleging that she suffers from “psychological trauma” because they failed to implement safety measures that are standard in the industry.

Candie Frazier, a contractor employed with another company called Telus International, reviews offensive TikTok posts, which are flagged by users and modified or deleted if moderators like Frazier determine that they violate the company’s terms of use.

Her attorney, Steve Williams, told NBC News that his client views “horrific stuff nonstop.” The class-action lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the Central District of California on Thursday. 

The suit said she is exposed to posts that include “child sexual abuse, rape, torture, bestiality, beheadings, suicide, and murder.” She is also subjected to conspiracy theories, distortions of historical facts and political disinformation, the suit said.

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