MNA Science & Tech Desk: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that he will be hiring 3,000 additional employees over the next year to remove violent videos.
“Over the last few weeks, we’ve seen people hurting themselves and others on Facebook — either live or in video posted later. It’s heartbreaking, and I’ve been reflecting on how we can do better for our community,” Zuckerberg said in a Facebook post on Wednesday.
“If we’re going to build a safe community, we need to respond quickly. We’re working to make these videos easier to report so we can take the right action sooner — whether that’s responding quickly when someone needs help or taking a post down,” he also added.
The new hires will join Facebook’s community operations team. They will review the “millions of reports” Facebook receives each week regarding posts that may violate its terms of service, in addition to the 4,500 employees who already review posts. The move will hopefully “improve the process for doing it quickly,” Zuckerberg said.
The company does not allow videos and posts that glorify violence, but this content is often only reviewed and possibly removed if users report it.