When you have any sort of filtering, rating, or censorship of content for objectionability, somebody has to look at all the objectionable stuff. BuzzFeed tells the tale of The Googler Who Looked At The Worst Of The Internet
I dealt with all the products that Google owned. If anyone were to use them for child porn, I’d have to look at it. So maybe like 15,000 images a day. Google Images, Picasa, Orkut, Google search, etc.
I had no one to talk to. I couldn’t bring it home to my girlfriend because I didn’t want to burden her with this bullshit. For seven, eight, nine months, I was looking at this kind of stuff and thinking I was fine, but it was putting me in a really dark place.