Facebook will pay its third-party content moderators to work remotely during the coronavirus pandemic.
CEO Mark Zuckerberg said during a call with reporters those contract workers will get their full salaries as they work from home, even if they can't complete their usual tasks.
Facebook contracts approximately 15,000 content moderators to go through flagged content and determine what needs to be taken down.
But while those moderators are working remotely, some decisions about very sensitive topics like suicide and self-harm will be passed off to Facebook's full-time employees. Zuckerberg said that's because he's worried the isolation of working from home could make dealing with those posts even more mentally and emotionally taxing.
Zuckerberg said Facebook's work-from-home policy will stay in effect until the public health response to the coronavirus has been "sufficient."