The Secret Lives of Facebook Moderators ; Dahr Jamail on 'The End of Ice' ; and More Picks 2/27

The Secret Lives of Facebook Moderators in America (Russ)

The author writes, “[Cognizant’s] team leaders micromanage content moderators’ every bathroom and prayer break … [and moderators] develop severe anxiety while still in training, and continue to struggle with trauma symptoms long after they leave.”

1,700 Locomotive Workers Just Went on Strike at GE-Wabtec Factory in Pennsylvania (Chris)

The author writes, “General Electric just spun off its century-old railroad division to Wabtec. Factory workers immediately went on strike to protest the new owner’s push for mandatory overtime and pay cuts for new hires.”

Chris Hedges Speaks to Dahr Jamail About ‘The End of Ice’ (Chris)

From On Contact: “We await a 50-gigaton burp, or ‘pulse,’ of methane from thawing Arctic permafrost beneath the East Siberian Arctic Shelf, which will release about 2/3 of the total carbon dioxide pumped into the atmosphere since the beginning of the industrial era.”

Navy Leaders Taken to Task by Lawmakers (Reader Steve)

From ProPublica: “Rep. Elaine Luria, an ex-Navy commander, showed her insider knowledge of naval operations in questions to the admirals appearing before a House Armed Services Committee panel. [Luria] asked … whether the Navy was moving quickly enough to deliver on promises made after the deaths of the sailors on board the USS Fitzgerald and USS John S. McCain in the summer of 2017.”

California Keeps a Secret List of Criminal Cops, but Says You Can’t Have It (Reader Don)

The author writes: “Their crimes ranged from shoplifting to embezzlement to murder. Some of them molested kids and downloaded child pornography. Others beat their wives, girlfriends or children. The one thing they had in common: a badge.”


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