Facebook被控强迫员工返回办公室

2020-11-19 07:33

Coronavirus: Facebook accused of forcing staff back to offices uG3世界播

冠状病毒:Facebook被控强迫员工回到办公室。uG3世界播


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Content moderators say they have Facebook's "most brutal job" uG3世界播

内容版主说他们有Facebook“最残酷的工作”uG3世界播


The claims came in an open letter that said the firm was "needlessly risking" lives to maintain profits. uG3世界播

这些指控是在一封公开信中提出的,公开信称该公司为维持利润而“毫无必要地冒着生命危险”。uG3世界播


They called on Facebook to make changes to allow more remote work and offer other benefits, such as hazard pay. uG3世界播

他们呼吁Facebook做出改变,允许更多远程工作,并提供其他福利,如危险津贴。uG3世界播


Facebook said "a majority" of content reviewers are working from home. uG3世界播

Facebook表示,“大多数”内容评论员都在家工作。uG3世界播


"While we believe in having an open internal dialogue, these discussions need to be honest," a spokesperson for the company said. uG3世界播

该公司的一位发言人说:“虽然我们相信有一个公开的内部对话,但这些讨论需要诚实。”uG3世界播


"The majority of these 15,000 global content reviewers have been working from home and will continue to do so for the duration of the pandemic." uG3世界播

“这1.5万名全球内容评论员中的大多数人一直在家工作,并将在疫情期间继续这样做。”uG3世界播


In August, Facebook said staff could work from home until the summer of 2021. uG3世界播

今年8月,Facebook表示,员工可以在家工作到2021年夏天。uG3世界播


But the social media giant relies on thousands of contractors, who officially work for other companies such as Accenture and CPL, to spot materials on the site that violate its policies, such as spam, child abuse and disinformation. uG3世界播

但这家社交媒体巨头依靠数千名正式为埃森哲(Accenture)和CPL等其他公司工作的承包商来发现网站上违反其政策的内容,如垃圾邮件、虐待儿童和虚假信息。uG3世界播


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The letter comes a day after Mr Zuckerberg was grilled by Washington lawmakers over its handling of problematic posts uG3世界播

在这封信发出的前一天,扎克伯格因处理有问题的帖子而受到华盛顿议员的盘问uG3世界播


In the open letter, the workers said the call to return to the office had come after Facebook's efforts to rely more on artificial intelligence to spot problematic posts had came up short. uG3世界播

在这封公开信中,工作人员表示,在Facebook试图更多地依靠人工智能来发现有问题的帖子的努力失败后,呼吁回到办公室。uG3世界播


"After months of allowing content moderators to work from home, faced with intense pressure to keep Facebook free of hate and disinformation, you have forced us back to the office," they said. uG3世界播

他们说:“在允许内容版主在家工作几个月后,面对着让Facebook远离仇恨和虚假信息的巨大压力,你们迫使我们回到办公室。”uG3世界播


"Facebook needs us. It is time that you acknowledged this and valued our work. To sacrifice our health and safety for profit is immoral." uG3世界播

“Facebook需要我们。现在是时候让你们承认这一点,重视我们的工作了。为了盈利而牺牲我们的健康和安全是不道德的。”uG3世界播


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This letter gives a fascinating behind the scenes glimpse into what is happening at Facebook - and all is not well. uG3世界播

这封信提供了一个引人入胜的幕后一瞥,Facebook正在发生的事情-一切都不是很好。uG3世界播


Mark Zuckerberg's dream is that AI moderation will one day solve some of the platform's problems. uG3世界播

马克·扎克伯格(Mark Zuckerberg)的梦想是,有一天,人工智能的缓和将解决该平台的一些问题。uG3世界播


The idea is that machine learning and sophisticated software will automatically pick up and block things like hate speech or child abuse. uG3世界播

这个想法是,机器学习和复杂的软件将自动识别和阻止仇恨言论或虐待儿童等行为。uG3世界播


Facebook claims that nearly 95% of offending posts are picked up before they are flagged. uG3世界播

Facebook声称,近95%的违规帖子在被标记之前就被选中了。uG3世界播


Yet it's still easy to find grim stuff on Facebook. uG3世界播

然而,在Facebook上仍然很容易找到令人不快的东西。uG3世界播


On Monday I published a piece showing the kinds of racist and misogynistic content aimed at Kamala Harris on the platform. uG3世界播

周一,我发表了一篇文章,展示了该平台上针对卡玛拉·哈里斯(Kamala Harris)的种族主义和歧视女性内容。uG3世界播


Facebook removed some of the content, however even though I flagged it to Facebook, some of it is still there - a week after I reported it. uG3世界播

Facebook删除了一些内容,然而,尽管我把它标记给了Facebook,但其中一些内容仍然存在--在我报道了一周后。uG3世界播


What this letter suggests is that AI is simply not working as Facebook execs would hope. uG3世界播

这封信暗示的是,人工智能根本没有像Facebook高管希望的那样发挥作用。uG3世界播


Of course, these are voices of moderators - Facebook will have a different take. uG3世界播

当然,这些都是版主的声音--Facebook会有不同的看法。uG3世界播


You could also argue that human voices may have a vested interest to say AI doesn't work. uG3世界播

你也可以争辩说,人类的声音可能有既得利益,说人工智能不起作用。uG3世界播


But clearly, as the spotlight is well and truly on Facebook, there are internal problems that have now spilled out into the open. uG3世界播

但很明显,由于聚光灯下的Facebook确实很受关注,一些内部问题现在已经公之于众。uG3世界播


Facebook said the reviewers have access to health care and that it had "exceeded health guidance on keeping facilities safe for any in-office work". uG3世界播

Facebook表示,审查者可以获得医疗保健,而且它“在保证办公室工作设施安全方面已经超出了健康指导标准”。uG3世界播


But the workers said only those with doctors' notes are currently excused from working at home and called on Facebook to offer hazard pay and make its contractors full-time staff. uG3世界播

但工作人员表示,目前只有那些有医生证明的人才能获准在家工作,并呼吁Facebook提供危险津贴,并让其承包商成为全职员工。uG3世界播


"Before the pandemic, content moderation was easily Facebook's most brutal job. We waded through violence and child abuse for hours on end. Moderators working on child abuse content had targets increased during the pandemic, with no additional support," they said. uG3世界播

他们说:“在疫情爆发之前,内容审核无疑是Facebook最残酷的工作。我们连续数小时艰难地处理暴力和虐待儿童的问题。在疫情期间,致力于虐待儿童内容的版主增加了目标,但没有额外的支持。”uG3世界播


"Now, on top of work that is psychologically toxic, holding onto the job means walking into a hot zone." uG3世界播

“现在,除了心理上有害的工作外,保住这份工作意味着要走进一个热区。”uG3世界播


The letter is addressed to Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg and chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg, as well as the chiefs of Accenture and CPL. It was organised by UK law firm Foxglove, which works on tech policy issues. More than 170 of the signatories were anonymous. uG3世界播

这封信是写给Facebook老板马克·扎克伯格和首席运营官谢丽尔·桑德伯格,以及埃森哲和CPL的首席执行官。它是由致力于科技政策问题的英国律师事务所Foxglove组织的。超过170名签名者是匿名的。uG3世界播


Facebook is not the only company to face staff worries about in-person work amid the pandemic. uG3世界播

Facebook并不是唯一一家在疫情中面临员工对面对面工作的担忧的公司。uG3世界播


Amazon has also come under fire for conditions in its warehouses, while outbreaks at firms from manufacturers to finance companies have stirred fears. uG3世界播

亚马逊也因其仓库的条件而受到抨击,而从制造商到金融公司的疫情爆发也引发了人们的担忧。uG3世界播


It comes just a day after Washington lawmakers grilled Mr Zuckerberg on the firm's content review policies. uG3世界播

就在一天前,华盛顿的立法者就该公司的内容审查政策对扎克伯格进行了盘问。uG3世界播

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