Author: VOG multi-lingo team
CCP has made an immense investment in TikTok for its rapid overseas expansion in order to control the public narrative. Currently, TikTok has established overseas branches in multiple countries, including Japan.
It is nearing New Year in Japan now, TikTok Japan is still urgently recruiting 24-hour video content inspectors.
According to TikTok’s posted job description, the work location is Japan, and the scope of work is:
1. Review of video clips to see if they are safe and legal.
2. Edit and improve censorship rules.
3. Regarding new problems encountered during the censorship process, communicate with the overseas censorship team and make corresponding rules.
4. Improve the censorship system and process; it is also stated in the job description that censorship rules will change over time.
16K to 23K RMB + bonus (1.5x salary)
According to major recruitment websites in Japan, Tiktok is the only company recruiting video content inspectors. Normally, internet giants such as Facebook and Youtube, outsource these jobs to places with low labor costs, for example, South East Asia. The reason is that 1) although Mainland China has relatively low labor costs; employees there cannot access these websites to perform a video review job; 2) The low human capital expense in South East Asia reduces the company’s cost. It is reported that a multi-linguistic contract worker in India who reviews video content for Facebook only earns 90K RMB – less than half of what was stated in the TikTok Japan job description.
So why is TikTok so eager to recruit video reviewer in Japan in spite of high operating cost? As we can see, in addition to video review, there is an important item in the job description, which is to edit and improve censorship rules in a timely manner. Not only that, but it is also required to be ready to receive overseas instructions at all times. And where is “overseas”? It can only be the headquarter in China. This is the reason why such a job can never be outsourced since censorship rules must be clearly defined and stated in the outsourcing contract. If changes are to be made, both parties need to communicate with each other. The consensus rules on bloody, violent or pornographic content have not been changed for decades. But who knows what kind of disclosures will be released against the Chinese Communist Party, new “keywords” would emerge, and the censorship rules would have to change, e.g. ‘Hong Kong’. If this work is outsourced, then it would not be possible to control what to censor and delete sensitive contents at will.
CCP’s overseas propaganda is so stupid (and so blatant) it is openly posting such job opening in Japan. To the outsiders, this revealed TikTok is censoring its contents, and to the similar content inspectors (AKA: 50-cents army, little pinky) in mainland China, when they see the high compensation numbers in this job description, they might not feel happy.
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