People put terrible things on the internet. Very terrible things. And it’s someone’s job to make sure that regular people don’t run into them. But that is a terrifying job, and it understandably scars a lot of people who do it. Buzzfeed talked to one former employee who told the story.
The ex-employee, who is not named, explains that the job involves spending hours and hours and hours looking at horrible content, like beheadings, child pornography (up to 15,000 images a day), gore, and extreme fetishes. That would be tough for anyone. It was enough to deeply affect this particular employee.
Turns out the guy needed therapy. But since he was on a year long contract, Google just let him go.