Facebook Inc. (FB) will pay $52 million to its content moderators who developed PTSD while working for the social-networking giant, according to a report ( The Verge on Tuesday. The news site cited a preliminary settlement filed Friday in San Mateo [Calif.] Superior Court. The payment comes after the news outlet reported about Facebook content moderators facing trauma and developing PTSD with severely limited mental resources last year. As part of the legal agreement, Facebook will provide its employees with more counselling, and at least $1,000 to all eligible current and former content moderators with diagnosed PTSD or other conditions. A reported 11,250 moderators qualify to receive a share of the settlement funds.
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