Welcome to the Information Website for the Facebook Content Monitor Class Action Settlement


On the evening before Thanksgiving, the Claims Administrator advised Class Counsel that one of Facebook’s vendors had just provided the Claims Administrator records for approximately 2,800 class members who had not previously been identified to the Claims Administrator or Class Counsel, and who therefore did not receive notice of the proposed settlement and an opportunity to exercise their Belaire rights, exclude themselves, or object.

Since Class Counsel received this information, we have redoubled our efforts with the Claims Administrator and Facebook to ensure that all practicably available class member information has been provided to the Claims Administrator. This process is nearing completion. Class Counsel hope to present to the Court soon a proposed supplemental notice plan that contemplates a final judgment being entered in February 2021.

Class Counsel are disappointed about the delay and remain eager to see the relief from this settlement provided to the Class. But it is important that all Class Members be included in the relief. And we expect the issue to be resolved soon.

Please continue to monitor this website for updates and contact the Claims Administrator with any questions at 1-855-917-3515.

Facebook, Inc. (Facebook) and Plaintiffs Selena Scola, Erin Elder, Gabriel Ramos, April Hutchins, Konica Ritchie, Allison Trebacz, Jessica Swarner, and Gregory Shulman, on behalf of themselves and a putative class of current or former content moderators, have reached a $52 million settlement in the above referenced action. The proposed class includes current or former content moderators who performed work for Facebook in California, Arizona, Texas, or Florida as an employee or subcontractor of one or more Facebook vendors between September 15, 2015 and August 14, 2020.

This website advises you of your rights with respect to the proposed settlement, including your right to participate in the settlement, your right to receive benefits from this settlement, your right to object to the disclosure of your information to the Parties’ attorneys, your right to exclude yourself from the settlement, and your right object to the settlement. Your legal rights are affected whether you act or do not act. Please read this website carefully.

Once you receive notice, be sure to follow all instructions to ensure you receive all payments to which you are entitled.

The settlement Agreement provides a medical screening payment in the amount of $1,000 to every member of the class. In addition, class members diagnosed with specified qualifying conditions as a result of their work reviewing graphic and objectionable content will receive a payment that can be used for treatment of the condition and, depending on the amount remaining in the settlement fund after screening and treatment payments, you may be eligible for additional damage awards of up to $50,000.

Facebook will also implement significant workplace reforms including: (1) requiring all U.S. Facebook vendors to provide on-site coaching with licensed clinicians and standardized resiliency measures and (2) implementing tooling enhancements designed to mitigate the effects of exposure to graphic and objectionable material.

Your participation in this class action Settlement will not be publicly disclosed, and by filing a claim, there will be no retaliation against you by Facebook, nor will Facebook take the position that you have violated any non-disclosure agreement (NDA).

Your Legal Rights and Options in This Settlement
Object to the Disclosure of Your Information If you do not want to share your information, including your name, email address, mailing address, and dates of employment with the Parties’ attorneys in this class action you may object to the disclosure of your information. Your disclosure objection must be postmarked or submitted by email no later than October 9, 2020.
Exclude Yourself From the Settlement You may exclude yourself from the settlement class. Those who take this action will receive no benefit from the Settlement. Excluding yourself from the settlement allows you to retain your right to bring a lawsuit against Facebook regarding the claims in this case. Your request to be excluded from this settlement must be submitted or postmarked no later than October 23, 2020.
Object to the settlement You may object to the settlement by writing to the Court and stating why you do not like the settlement. Objecting to the settlement does not remove you from the settlement class. Your objection to the settlement must be filed with the Court and mailed to the Settlement Administrator and the Parties’ attorneys postmarked no later than October 23, 2020.
Attend the Final Approval Hearing

You may, but do not have to, attend the final approval hearing. If you wish to attend the final approval hearing in person, please refer to the Court’s Covid-19 Order 11. You may also attend the hearing via Zoom. Please visit FAQ 19 for information on how to join the Zoom Meeting.

The Court will hold a final approval hearing on November 20, 2020, at 9 a.m., at the Superior Court for the State of California, County of San Mateo, 400 County Center, Department 23, Redwood City, CA 94063, unless otherwise rescheduled by the Court, to consider whether the settlement is fair, reasonable, and adequate. The Court may also consider the motion for class counsel’s attorneys’ fees, costs, and expenses, and any incentive awards to the class representatives.

Do Nothing If you do nothing, you will be a class member and will be bound by the settlement. This means that you cannot bring a separate lawsuit against Facebook concerning injuries and/or damages allegedly caused by viewing graphic and objectionable material while working as a Content Moderator.
File a Claim Claims cannot be accepted at this time. Claim forms will be sent to you via mail or email and you will be able to submit your claim 30 days after final approval of the settlement is issued by the Court. Once claim forms are available you will have 180 days to submit your claim though this settlement website or by mailing your completed claim form and supporting documentation to the settlement Administrator. Please continue to monitor this website for updates regarding claim filing deadlines.

These rights and options – and the deadlines to exercise them – are explained on this settlement website.