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Facebook contractors ‘fired by algorithm' - media

Posted On: Oct 6, 2022   |   Posted By: RT

Facebook contractors ‘fired by algorithm' - media

Dozens of moderators were reportedly told to reapply for another position with a third-party labor provider or look for a new job
Accenture, an Irish-US firm that provides contract workers for Facebook, has told some 60 people doing hourly jobs for the tech giant that their contracts are about to expire, Business Insider reported on Thursday. Some claimed they were told that an algorithm had picked them for termination.
The bad news about the looming layoffs was broken by Accenture during a Tuesday video meeting and a follow-up call the next day, the news outlet said. The workers were reportedly told that their current stints at Facebook - which rebranded as Meta last year - would end on September 2.
Representatives said people had to reapply for a job with Accenture with no guarantee they would be hired. The workers were promised pay through early October, according to the report.
One of the workers told Business Insider that the names of everyone on the calls were redacted. That included the Accenture...

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