Meta to appeal court ruling declaring content moderators as its employees

by Digital Brainiacs
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Meta is set to appeal Kenya’s court decision declaring it as the primary employer of the moderators that review content on its platforms in sub-Saharan Africa.

Meta has filed a notice of appeal against the ruling made last week on orders issued in March. This comes after 184 moderators sued it, and its content review partner in sub-Saharan Africa, Sama, for alleged unlawful termination of contracts. The moderators also claim that Majorel, the social media giant’s new moderation partner in the region, blacklisted them under instruction from Meta.

The Employment and Labor Relations Court in the ruling made last Friday ruled that Meta was the primary and principal employer of the moderators, and that Sama was “merely an agent…” outsourced to oversee the work.

In the ruling, the court said the services offered by the moderators pertained to Meta, and was done using its technology, while adhering to its performance and accuracy metrics. The court directed that moderators’ contracts be…

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