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Billy Perrigo

@billyperrigo

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Staff Writer @TIME mostly covering social media and artificial intelligence. Shortlisted for 2022 Orwell Prize for Journalism. Tip? DM me for my Signal number

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Billy Perrigo
4 months ago
🚨NEW: At Facebook’s external content moderation facility in Africa, employees describe traumatic working conditions, alleged union-busting, and pay as low as $1.50 per hour, my investigation found. 🧵Thread (1/)
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Billy Perrigo
a day ago
My jaw is on the floor. A lawyer working for Facebook has asked a judge to "crack the whip" against a Black whistleblower in an effort to silence him. My report:
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23 hours ago
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@AlexBlechman
Alex Blechman
7 months ago
Sci-Fi Author: In my book I invented the Torment Nexus as a cautionary tale Tech Company: At long last, we have created the Torment Nexus from classic sci-fi novel Don't Create The Torment Nexus
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Billy Perrigo
23 hours ago
Tech bro TikTok: "this tech is straight out of Minority Report... We need it everywhere!"
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@JGo4Justice
Jessica González
a day ago
Meta is trying to silence this Black whistleblower who is speaking out against horrendous working conditions for content moderators in Kenya, including being paid a mere $2.20 per hour.
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Billy Perrigo
a day ago
New video: Sama's CEO @wendykgonzalez1 being grilled last week by @veenadubal about alleged union busting in Kenya. Wendy, will you sit down with me for a proper interview? (All my private requests have gone unanswered...)
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@veenadubal
Veena Dubal
a day ago
Last week, I spoke at Collision alongside the CEO of Sama AI which has a huge contract w/Meta to do content moderation using workers in the Global South. I asked her about the Times exposé by ⁦ @billyperrigo ⁩ alleging that her company….1/x 🧵
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Timnit Gebru
a day ago
by @billyperrigo "A lawyer representing Facebook’s parent company Meta called on a judge to “crack the whip” against a Black South African whistleblower on Monday, requesting a gagging order to prevent him from speaking to the media."
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Rashad Robinson
a day ago
A Black whistleblower is attempting to sound the alarm about Facebook's "sweatshop" labor conditions — and Facebook is trying to "crack the whip" on him. FB clearly thinks Black people are property to be controlled rather than people to be respected. (1/2)
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@hypervisible
Surveillance Killjoy
a day ago
Lest you think that’s just a clickbait headline…
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Surveillance Killjoy
a day ago
Say what now?
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Ayesha Javed
a day ago
A lawyer representing Facebook’s parent company Meta called on a judge to “crack the whip” against a Black South African whistleblower on Monday, requesting a gagging order to prevent him from speaking to the media. By @billyperrigo
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Billy Perrigo
a day ago
"In a court of law, Facebook has confirmed in the most explicit way imaginable that they think Black people are property to be controlled rather than people to be respected” - @rashadrobinson in a statement to TIME
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Billy Perrigo
a day ago
My jaw is on the floor. A lawyer working for Facebook has asked a judge to "crack the whip" against a Black whistleblower in an effort to silence him. My report:
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