Facebook content reviewers get a raise

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Facebook is giving its content reviewers a raise.

The contractors are responsible for flagging violent and other objectionable material for possible removal.

Facebook says it will now pay at least $18 an hour for these jobs.

Those in New York City, Washington, DC and the San Francisco Bay area will get $22 per hour.

Facebook says its standard minimum pay for all contractors was previously $15 per hour.

The content review jobs are psychologically taxing.

Facebook has been criticized for not paying the workers enough, and not providing enough support.

The company says it’s adding tools for content moderators to have graphic images blurred out or shown in black and white before they see it.

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