#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Dublin: 7°C Tuesday 29 September 2020
Advertisement

Dating app Tinder is building out a safety and moderating team in Dublin

The unit is based at Match Group’s European base in the Irish capital.

Image: AlexandraPopova

TINDER, THE DATING app, is assembling a trust and safety compliance team in Dublin.

The unit, responsible for monitoring user content on the dating app, is based out of the offices of parent company Match Group, which opened in Ireland last year to oversee the group’s European operations.

A number of hires were made at the trust and safety unit in recent months. The team is being headed up by a former manager of a moderation team at Facebook’s Dublin headquarters.

Like other dating services, and social networks more generally, Tinder has to deal with misuse of its platform.

Tinder’s trust and safety analysts moderate the dating app to investigate abuse, reports from users and other violations of the terms and conditions.

The company is currently hiring to grow out the team in Dublin, according to someone familiar with the matter. The company has similar compliance teams based at its other offices globally.

shutterstock_758338336 Source: Shutterstock/Rachel Moon

Tinder, based in Los Angeles, is owned by Match Group, which owns a number of other popular dating apps like OkCupid and Plenty of Fish.

Texas-based Match, which reported quarterly revenues of $497.9 million last month, is 80%-owned by US holding company IAC.

IAC told shareholders recently that it was considering a spin-out of Match Group and another one of its interests Angi Homeservices, which acquired Handy last year.

Get our Daily Briefing with the morning’s most important headlines for innovative Irish businesses.

Written by Jonathan Keane and posted on Fora.ie

About the author:

Fora Staff

Read next:

COMMENTS

This is YOUR comments community. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part.
write a comment

    Leave a commentcancel