We Had To Remove This Post

We Had To Remove This Post

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 01/06/2023
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We Had To Remove This Post
Held my attention to the end.
This book is such a cleverly crafted story. You follow Kayleigh, whose job is to monitor content on the internet and to see if it meets the guidelines to b... READ MORE
Sophie Baker
We Had To Remove This Post
internet insideousness
I wouldn't say this was a particularly 'fun' read. It demonstrates the insidiousness of certain pockets of the internet, and how prolonged exposure to such... READ MORE
Rhea | Barnstaple


To be a content moderator is to see humanity at its worst - but Kayleigh needs money. That's why she takes a job working for a social media platform whose name she isn't allowed to mention. Her job: reviewing offensive videos and pictures, rants and conspiracy theories, and deciding which need to be removed.

It's gruelling work. Kayleigh and her colleagues spend all day watching horrors and hate on their screens, evaluating them with the platform's ever-changing moderating guidelines. Yet Kayleigh is good at her job, and in her colleagues she finds a group of friends, even a new girlfriend - and for the first time in her life, Kayleigh's future seems bright.

But soon the job seems to change them all, shifting their worlds in alarming ways. How long before the moderators own morals bend and flex under the weight of what they see?

We Had To Remove This Post by Hanna Bervoets is a chilling, powerful and gripping story about who or what determines our world view. Examining the toxic world of content moderation, the novel forces us to ask: what is right? What is real? What is normal? And who gets to decide?

Translated by Emma Rault.

  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9781529087246
  • Number of pages: 144
  • Weight: 110g
  • Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 14 mm

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