Microsoft sued by employees who developed PTSD after reviewing disturbing content

Microsoft sued by employees who developed PTSD after reviewing disturbing content



In what sounds like the plot for an episode of the forward-looking dystopian show Black Mirror, Microsoft is being sued by two of its Online Safety Team employees over claims that they developed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in their roles at the company. In the lawsuit filed at the end of last year (PDF), Henry Soto and Greg Blauert, who worked at Microsoft’s facility in King County, Washington, claimed that they were tasked with reviewing toxic content – including images and videos of child sexual abuse, people dying, and murder – for years, so they could take it down, and flag…

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