In February, former Facebook content moderator Daniel Motaung came forward to TIME sharing his story of trauma, poverty wages and alleged union busting inside a Facebook content moderation center in Kenya. Aided by outsourced content moderation contractor Sama, Facebook’s actions in Kenya are a window into the company’s global business practices and human rights impact.
Daniel is now the claimant in a forthcoming legal case against Sama and Meta, in what is thought to be the world’s first lawsuit demanding that Facebook reform the conditions of content moderators’ work. In a panel event sponsored by the Real Facebook Oversight Board, Foxglove and The Signals Network, you’ll hear from Daniel and experts on disinformation – and hear our demands to address the crisis in Facebook content moderation, and the emerging risks to Africa and the rest of the world.
Press Event + Panel Discussion
DATE: 10 May
TIME: 12pm EST
Public link: https://youtu.be/pD_1WmPJTtk
- Cori Crider, Director of Foxglove Legal
- Delphine Halgand-Mishra, Executive Director, The Signals Network and the Tech Accountability Project
- Daniel Motaung, whistleblower and former content moderator for Meta/Sama involved in legal action against both companies
- Phumzile Van Damme, disinformation expert and former MP, South Africa
Billy Perrigo of TIME will moderate.
Participants will issue a call to action for Facebook to urgently address these overlapping crises, and announce new developments in the case.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or to me for dial in information. There will be extensive time for press QA.