This is an article I posted years ago but is still relevant (and I have taken liberty to link to the The Daily Beast article as well). Thought I would drop this here:
Title: [AMA Request] Moderators of the Internet whose job is to filter out illicit image uploads such as pedophilia, pornography & grotesque images
Behind Facebook, Google, Flickr, ImageShack, Thumblr, Instagram and many other well known companies offering hosting for photos is someone who has the sole responsibility of going through and moderating image uploads to filter out pedophilia, [illegal] pornography, disturbing & grotesque images, sacrificing their physiological health for the sake of many. I am sure most people even here on the internet even at a place like reddit probably never know much more than the fact that there has got to be someone doing it as algorithms and computers do have their limits. Without a doubt, a job like this most certainly must have an emotional, mental, pyschological, and social cost. There are many possible questions to ask such a person about their own lives and their job.
Below are my questions. I will add more as people contribute questions.
1. [2013/11/24 @ 0139, -6 GMT] What is your official job title?
2. How many friends do you have? Do you find it difficult to be "normal" around them? Do they know what you do for your job? How do they support you (or not)?
3. Same questions as in #2, but in regards to your immediate family rather than your friends
4. Is your job temporary/part-time/consultant-type, or official employee working full time? What kind of benefits and perks do you receive?
5. Are there any rules or regulations that are in place by the company for the sake of people who take this job position due to the nature of the job?
6. How much time do you spend rejecting/approving images? Does the system you use for performing your job show you 'all images without bias' or only show you images that algorithms picked up as possibly illicit? How often do you take breaks (or are required to)?
7. Are you required to perform any other activities or job functions beyond this (perhaps as a way of therapy)?
8. How do you get paid? How much do they pay you? Do you think they pay enough? (especially due to possible long-term consequences)
9. Maybe I have already asked this, but how do you cope with the things you have seen to keep yourself sane, normal, and contained?
10. What does it feel like emotionally and mentally? What kinds of thoughts run through your head on the job, on break, outside of job at home, amongst friends and family, etcetera?
11. If you have already moved on to another job at a different company of different functions, is this something you put down on your resume or told them about that you did as your previous job?
12. Do you feel paranoid? Do you feel like someone is watching you / someone that might be trying to corner and flag you a pedophile/pervert/sick person?
13. How did you find this job?
14. [2013/11/25 @ 1234, -6 GMT] Why did you choose this job? Did you know fully well what you were going to be doing?
15. Are married and do you have children? How do you feel around your children? How does your job affect you in this part of your life?
16. How long have you been doing this job (or have you done this for in the past)?
17. [2013/11/29 @ 0006, -6 GMT] What would you say the character/personality traits/type a person would need to have and be to make them more qualified and capable for this job than other people (possibly applying for the same job, or just in general)?
Relevant links for curious minds to get some thoughts started while waiting for someone who has done this job or presently is performing this job to pick up this AMA Request:
* 6/22/2016: Jason Porath - The Rise (and Forward Thrust) of the Digital Vasectomy - Mindshare 50 (NSFW) (talks about subject around 11:40)
* 1/11/2017: Microsoft Anti-Porn Workers Sue Over PTSD