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


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. By the end of October, Final reissue checks are anticipated to be sent for Residual Distribution Payments as paper checks.

The Payment Election page of this Settlement Website is now closed. We anticipate all reissued Phase 4 Residual Distribution payment checks will be mailed by the end of October. Checks will be issued to the most recent address associated with your record.

If you have recently relocated and did not update your mailing address, please ensure you have properly set up postal mail forwarding as this is the final reissue of Residual Distribution 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).

Your Legal Rights and Options in This Settlement
Exclude Yourself From the Settlement

The deadline for all Class Members to exclude themselves from the Settlement passed on June 1, 2021.

Exclusions are no longer accepted.

Object to the Settlement

The deadline for all Class Members to object to the Settlement passed on June 1, 2021.

Objections are no longer accepted.

Object to the Disclosure of Your Information

As of June 1, 2021, the deadline for all Class Members to object to the disclosure of information has passed.

Disclosure objections are no longer accepted.

Attend the Final Approval Hearing

The Court held the Final Approval Hearing on June 21, 2021, at 3:00 p.m., at the Superior Court for the State of California, County of San Mateo, 400 County Center, Department 23, Redwood City, CA 94063, to consider whether the Settlement is fair, reasonable, and adequate.

On July 14, 2021, the Hon. V. Raymond Swope signed the Order granting Final Approval of the Settlement.

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

The Claim filing deadline was March 14, 2022. Claims are no longer accepted.

Please continue to monitor this website for updates.

These rights and options—and the deadlines to exercise them—are explained on this Settlement Website.