That Escalated Quickly: What It’s Like to Work in T&S

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Date

  • October 18, 2022 9:00 am – 9:45 am (PDT)

Location

Virtual

That Escalated Quickly: What It’s Like to Work in T&S

Hosted by TSPA

Trust and Safety is a vast field, with various functions and responsibilities. A T&S professional could be moderating content, writing policy, building products, responding to government requests, measuring quality assurance, and doing so much more. Those who work in T&S also come from diverse backgrounds.

In this series, TSPA brings to you fireside chats with TSPA members about their careers. We’ll explore the diversity and breadth of those doing this work. We’ll talk about what they do, how they got into trust and safety, and what advice they would give to those wanting to do the same thing they do.

October host and guest: Patrick Earley & Adelin Cai

Patrick Earley

Patrick currently is the Lead Policy Manager for the Trust & Safety policy team at the Wikimedia Foundation. He specializes in anti-harassment initiatives and community-driven policy making, working with the hundreds of thousands of people around the world who volunteer their time to build Wikipedia and other free knowledge repositories. Prior to working in Trust & Safety, he has worked in film production, libraries, wildfire protection and other oddly disparate fields. Patrick also volunteers his time as a Wikipedia administrator and works with his local immigrant support society to help newcomers to my region. He is based in British Columbia, Canada.

Adelin Cai

Adelin is an online content policy and tech operations expert who’s spent over a decade working with and leading teams responsible for product policies and their enforcement. She has deep experience in both operational work and people management. She was Pinterest’s former Head of Policy, and prior to Pinterest, she ran Twitter’s Legal Ads Policy team, guiding policy and operations for Twitter’s self-serve and international advertising products. Adelin is also a co-founder of the Trust & Safety Professional Association (TSPA) and the affiliated Trust & Safety Foundation (TSF). She currently serves as TSPA’s board chair.

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