Welcome to the Information Website for the Facebook Content Moderator Class Action Settlement
UPDATE TO CLASS MEMBERS ABOUT NOTICE AND TIMING
The Final Approval of the Settlement was granted on July 14, 2021. The Settlement became final on September 14, 2021. The initial $1,000 payments were sent to Class Members on October 14, 2021, and Class Members had until March 14, 2022 to submit Claims documenting diagnoses and any other damages.
Class Members who qualified for Medical Treatment Payments were sent their payments on May 31, 2022.
Class Members who qualified for Other Damages Payments were sent their payments on December 2, 2022.
Class members were sent Residual Distribution Payments on July 11, 2023.
As of July 11, 2023, the Payment Election module has re-opened for Class Members to change their mailing address, if needed, for the final reissue of Residual Distribution Payments which are anticipated to be sent in October 2023.
You may update your mailing address yourself by visiting the Payment Election page of this Settlement Website. Please update your address as soon as possible. The module will permanently close in late September 2023 to prepare for the final reissue checks.
Please continue to monitor this website for updates and contact the Settlement Administrator with any questions at 1-855-917-3515. Questions regarding the Settlement should be directed to the Settlement Administrator rather than Class Counsel.
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 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 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 to 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 if you filed 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).
These rights and options—and the deadlines to exercise them—are explained on this Settlement Website.