Deny sudden death auditor overtime B station, said to investors “they work around the clock” | bottom

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The author | Gao Yang edit | Zhao Yibo station B audit lines represent the public opinion crisis.On February 7, netizens broke the news that the leader of the AI audit team of station B, who was required to work overtime during the Chinese New Year, died of cerebral hemorrhage in the early morning of the fifth day under the working intensity from 9 PM to 9 am.B station issued a notice in response, saying that the employee went to and from work according to the work plan, working from 9:30 to 18:30, working five days off and two days off, and had not worked overtime in the week before the incident.In response, family members of employees suspected of sudden death at B station said on Weibo that after the burial, the mother of the deceased sent a text message to the docking personnel of B station, but B station did not arrange for sympathy.The user also said that B station bad attitude, refused to negotiate.This is not the first time that site B auditing has come under the spotlight.They work around the clock on Site B to manage and review content at both machine and human levels, with the first level of review conducted through a proprietary AI filtering system.The system compares newly uploaded videos with copyrighted or objectable videos stored in an internal “blacklist” database to identify videos with similar code, which automatically flags and screens out videos that have piracy problems or contain illegal or inappropriate content.After the content is processed by the technical screening system, the system of station B will extract the corresponding traces of violation from the content and send them to the content review team for secondary review.According to the Hong Kong Stock Hearing, as of December 31, 2020, the content screening team of Station B had about 2,413 employees, which are responsible for reviewing and monitoring the content uploaded to the platform 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.”They work around the clock to ensure that tags identified by our screening systems are reviewed and verified before they are published,” station B said.”A bit of financial news” noted that in recent years, B station audit team members have grown substantially.According to the 2018 annual report of STATION B, there are 637 content audit personnel, accounting for about 21% of the total 3,033 employees.According to the 2019 annual report, the number of content audit staff reached 1,220, accounting for about 25% of the total staff of 4,791.In 2020, the total number of employees in Station B will be 8,646.Among them, 2,413 content review employees account for about 28%.In terms of live broadcasting, station B also has an independent monitoring group, which is responsible for reviewing and monitoring the content and activities of anchors.As of December 31, 2020, the live broadcast monitoring team consists of more than 200 people.Station B said that in addition to responding to user complaints, the monitoring team often visited different studios to ensure the appropriateness of content.Including the audit team, the human cost of station B keeps rising.According to the financial report of the third quarter of 2021, the operating cost of station B in the third quarter was 4.188 billion yuan, an increase of 70% compared with the same period in 2020.Revenue sharing costs, a key part of operating costs, were 2.158 billion yuan, up 83% from the same period in 2020.This increase in costs far outpaces revenue.During the same period, the net revenue of station B was 5.21 billion yuan, up 61 percent year-on-year.In the third quarter of 2021, the net loss of station B reached 2.686 billion yuan, which was more than 100% higher than the net loss of 1.101 billion yuan in the same period last year.APP removal crisis huge investment, in exchange for safety?’China’s regulation and censorship of information transmitted via mobile and the Internet may adversely affect our business and may result in us being legally liable for content posted on our platform,’ Station B said in a hearing when it returned to Hong Kong in March 2021.China’s legal system is based on written law, and court decisions have limited precedent value.China’s legal system is evolving rapidly, and many laws, regulations and rules can be interpreted in inconsistent ways and enforced with uncertainty.Given China’s judicial and administrative authorities have wide discretion in interpreting and applying statutory and contractual provisions, the outcome of judicial or administrative proceedings can be harder to predict than in a more robust legal system.In early 2020, during the epidemic period, station B had a serious audit failure due to a large influx of new up users.Before the Spring Festival this year, the #B website took down the video suspected of cracking surveillance videos in public places and the #B website male doctors live broadcast gynecological surgeries, which also caused controversy.At the time, station B said it had been repeatedly warned and cut off from the live broadcast, which was then permanently banned.The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) has conducted a nationwide inspection of major Internet platforms that provide short videos, and the mobile apps of Station B were temporarily removed from July 26, 2018 to August 25, 2018, Caixin learned.After that, Station B conducted a self-inspection, conducted a comprehensive review of the platform’s content, and doubled the number of content reviewers.At that time, STATION B responded that multiple departments of the country recently interviewed Bilibili, and made punishment and rectification requirements.Station B will conduct review and reflection and focus on content rectification.”At present, we have set up a new audit center in Wuhan, which will be officially put into operation within this month.A third audit center is also planned.”February 7, the year B station established wuhan audit team was exposed auditor sudden death.On the same day, some media on the sudden death event in B station distribution content was blocked by the system, the reason is that such videos are too controversial to be approved.