A former Facebook content moderator shares the secrets of the depraved content constantly pummeling the Zucc's big big website.
During the conversation of this episode, you may hear us mention a handful of Verge articles, here they are:
This was the first major article to launch investigations into the working conditions of moderators.
This was a follow up months later that detailed further psychological abuse by emploers.
This goes into even further detail about the working conditions.
This is the latest update to the whole saga for mods.
We sat down with author/comedian/professional infiltrator Harmon Leon to discuss some of the highlights thus far of his career, including hanging out with canadian Cult leaders, protecting american's privacy in a digital police state, and filming a reality show with OJ Simpson, post-trial.
You can find his work online at Harmonleon.com
Some suggested readings for this piece:
Harmon's piece about infiltrating a white supremacist meeting at a local Applebee's
Harmon's tale of hanging out with a repo man for a day.
Harmon's Infiltration of Penn and Teller's Bullshit
Harmon's infiltration of christian stand up
We were very fortunate to be joined by internet folk hero Jason Scott, we discussed his decades spent on the internet and his monumental efforts to preserve data before it disappears entirely. We also get a chance to ask him about the time he broke Myspace with a very specific image.
Here's Jason's very own excellent writeup on the whole situation: http://ascii.textfiles.com/archives/1011
You can find Jason on Twitter @textfiles
We interview comedian, actor, and filmmaker Andre Hyland about his storied career of making YouTube videos for over ten years.
Some great examples of Andre's character include his Jesse Miller character, who represents a kind of unrestrained masculinity:
Tim Hutchins who represents a specific kind of middle aged male type:
Phil Gower which again represents a completely different facet of masculine tropes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-EbA7OInDc