TikTok Moderators Were Shown Child Sexual Abuse Videos for Training

A new report from Forbes has shared some disturbing facts about TikTok’s moderation practices. Teleperformance is a third-party moderation company that works with TikTok. Its employees claim that TikTok asked them to review a spreadsheet titled Daily Required Reading. This included hundreds of images of explicit content on children.

Employees claim they had access to this content through their work email accounts. The company says it has strict access controls but didn’t say if all third-party moderators have that standard.

This could lead to potential lawsuits since it is illegal in the US to display child sexual abuse images or videos without explicit consent from a company employee.