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Former Facebook moderators sound alarm over treatment of workers ahead of US election

Ex-moderators tell the Guardian Facebook underpays and mistreats contractors responsible for policing hate speech

Alison Trebacz, a former Facebook content moderator based in Arizona, remembers the day of the 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting, which killed 58 people and injured more than 800 others, almost as if she were there.

She came into work that morning expecting to see graphic content, but nothing could have prepared her for the queues full of videos of dead and dying victims waiting for her when she arrived.

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