TikTok Has Started Poaching Moderators From Facebook

One of the biggest problems for any social network to deal with is content moderation. Any major social media platform would be receiving a flood of content that is being posted for its users to see. Much of this content has the potential for being rather reprehensible in some way, shape or form, and because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up harming the reputation of said company or platform, big social media giants tend to invest a lot into content moderation.

As far as Facebook is concerned, the biggest social media site in the world outsources its content moderation to companies such as CPL as well as Accenture. This is common practice in the social media world. Another common practice in the social media world, as well as the tech world in general, is one company poaching talent from another. TikTok, as part of its inexorable rise to the very highest echelons of social media, is doing a bit of poaching of its own, and it all has to do with the still new social media platforms attempts to begin moderating some of the content that ends up getting posted.

Facebook has some great content moderators, and TikTok clearly wanted a piece of the pie. With all of that having been said and out of the way, it is important to note that TikTok has been hiring content moderators away from Facebook. This is indicating a rather aggressive strategy. TikTok can’t really compete with Facebook when it comes to user numbers and statistics, but poaching content moderators will help reduce Facebook’s influence at least to a certain extent and TikTok’s rapid growth makes it quite competitive here.

What’s more is that TikTok has managed to hire 25 people that were formerly at Facebook. One reason for why this is happening might have to do with Facebook’s policy surrounding political manipulation, particularly Donald Trump. Mark Zuckerberg’s refusal to remove certain controversial posts by former US president Donald Trump has created divisions in the company which has given TikTok the opportunity to easily hire top talent.


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