Re: Not really my field
You Tube has 2.5 billion monthly active users. But TikTok built up 1.4 billion in a very short amount of time, targeting only the short segment market.
Tik Tok did claim in 2021 that they had stopped using Chinese moderation for US content, and so hired 10000 US moderators.
But surely that can worked around by designating content as "international", so they can continue using cheaper Chinese moderators as well.
In addition, they may consider that content "curation" (hand promoting certain content, as opposed to removing horrific content) doesn't count as moderation, but that works well to defeat bot voting and so increase quality.
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