Welcome to the Information Website for the Facebook Content Monitor Class Action Settlement
UPDATE TO CLASS MEMBERS ABOUT NOTICE AND TIMING
On April 19, 2021, the Court approved Class Counsel’s Supplemental Notice Program. Under the Supplemental Notice Program, the Claims Administrator will send email and postcard notice to all Class Members. The deadlines to opt out or exclude yourself are listed under Important Dates below.
The Court held the Final Approval Hearing on June 21, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. PDT. This website will be updated once the results of the Final Fairness Approval Hearing become available. For Class Members that wish to participate in the Settlement, claims will be disbursed after the Final Approval Hearing if the Court gives final approval of the Settlement and there are no appeals. Class Members that wish to participate in the Settlement do not need to do anything until after June 21, 2021. Class Members that wish to opt out or object to the Settlement should contact the Claims Administrator or follow the instructions in the FAQ’s on this website.
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 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 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).
These rights and options – and the deadlines to exercise them – are explained on this Settlement website.