Tech Confessional: The Googler Who Looked At The Worst Of The Internet

Tech Confessional: The Googler Who Looked At The Worst Of The Internet

This person had to scan all of Google’s products and watch child porn, bestiality, suicides and beheadings to filter them out. And at the end of his contract Google paid for one therapy session and showed him the door. “Don’t be evil,” indeed.

Tech Confessional: The Googler Who Looked At The Worst Of The Internet.

My personal aside: I feel bad for people that feel like they have to watch this kind of shit, especially for a profession. I really fucked myself up for a while by subjecting myself to some extremely graphic and violent videos that came out during the Iraq war. I figured it would help desensitize me for when I would eventually be a reporter in the field, trying to bring the truth out of these awful circumstances. In the end it was probably a good thing. I think that it was watching such horrific content that lead me away from wanting to be a war correspondent. I clearly wasn’t cut out for the work.