Book ‘We Had to Remove This Post’ by Hanna Bervoets

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WHAT IS “NORMAL”? WHAT IS “RIGHT”? AND WHO GETS TO DECIDE? To be a content moderator is to see humanity at its worst — but Kayleigh needs money. So she takes a job working for a social media platform whose name she isn’t allowed to mention. Her task: review offensive videos and pictures, rants and conspiracy theories, and decide which need to be removed. It’s grueling work. Kayleigh and her colleagues spend all day watching horrors and hate on their screens, evaluating them with the platform’s ever-changing moderating guidelines. Yet Kayleigh is good at her job, and she finds in her colleagues a group of friends — even a new girlfriend — and for the first time in her life, her future seems bright. But soon the job seems to change them all...
Publisher: Harper (May 24, 2022)  Pages: 144 pages  ISBN-10: 0358622360  ISBN-13: 978-0358622369  ASIN:‎ B0971ZVMJ4

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Author’s biography: HANNA BERVOETS is the author of seven novels in her home country of the Netherlands, and she has also written screenplays, plays, short stories, and essays. She is the recipient of the prestigious Frans Kellendonk Prize for her entire body of works. She was a resident at Art Omi: Writers at Ledig House, New York, and her fiction has been translated into German, French, and Turkish. She works and lives in Amsterdam with her girlfriend and two guinea pigs. We Had to Remove This Post is her first book to be translated into English.