Facebook’s former chief security officer on how to protect content moderators

Facebook’s former chief security officer Alex Stamos joined The Verge’s Casey Newton onstage at SXSW to discuss the difficult issues that plague Facebook and democracy.

You can listen to their discussion in its entirety on The Vergecast right now. Below is a lightly edited excerpt from this interview between Stamos and Newton about how to better serve the mental health of content moderators.

Casey Newton: Let me ask about content moderation. I recently wrote a story about content moderators, and some of the working conditions they encounter is really rough. How should Facebook and other platforms think about moderation going forward? Should these employees be paid more? Should this be a full-time job?

Alex Stamos: Yeah. So you can…

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