Tidskriften Wired lyckas fortfarande då och då publicera riktigt bra artiklar som överraskar läsaren genom att påpeka något som händer just nu. Ett exempel är den här artikeln om hur många som jobbar med att moderera sociala medier.
So companies like Facebook and Twitter rely on an army of workers employed to soak up the worst of humanity in order to protect the rest of us. And there are legions of them—a vast, invisible pool of human labor. Hemanshu Nigam, the former chief security officer of MySpace who now runs online safety consultancy SSP Blue, estimates that the number of content moderators scrubbing the world’s social media sites, mobile apps, and cloud storage services runs to “well over 100,000"—that is, about twice the total head count of Google and nearly 14 times that of Facebook.
Modereringen är dessutom ofta jobb som utlokaliseras:
This work is increasingly done in the Philippines. A former US colony, the Philippines has maintained close cultural ties to the United States, which content moderation companies say helps Filipinos determine what Americans find offensive.