Thursday, January 12, 2017

Two Microsoft Employees Are Claiming That Microsoft Gave Them PTSD



FOX News: Two employees are suing Microsoft, alleging their jobs gave them PTSD

Two Microsoft employees claim the company made them look at photos and videos "designed to entertain some of the most twisted and sick minded people in the world." Now they're suing.

Courthouse News reports Henry Soto and Greg Blauert were part of Microsoft's online safety team whose job was to figure out what online content should be taken down and when it should be reported to police.

In that position, Soto and Blauert say they had to look at images of child pornography, murder, bestiality, and "indescribable sexual assault." They filed a lawsuit against Microsoft last month, accusing the company of negligence, disability discrimination, and violation of the Consumer Protection Act.

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CSN Editor: They are claiming that Microsoft didn't warn them about what to expect in the job and didn't provide psychological support. I find this hard to believe. Unless they have lived in a bubble for most of their life .... everyone knows that the internet has a lot of garbage that is not for the faint of heart.

1 comment:

James said...

This is interesting. It's enlightening what these people fear and how they go about countering that. The back of neck chill is interesting. They've thought of the somewhat obvious (the AI guys are going to do their best to know if they are being detected).
If what they're saying can come true, we'll be talking about whether machines have souls pretty quick.