- Joined Aug 27, 2009
In interviews with The Washington Post, 14 current and former moderators in Manila described a workplace where nightmares, paranoia and obsessive ruminations were common consequences of the job. Several described seeing colleagues suffer mental breakdowns at their desks. One of them said he attempted suicide as a result of the trauma.
Several moderators call themselves silent heroes of the internet, protecting Americans from the ills of their own society, and say they've become so consumed by the responsibility of keeping the web safe that they look for harmful content in their free time to report it.