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Facebook to hire 3000 more staff to review content

Facebook Will Hire 3000 Employees To Review Crime And Suicide Videos Facebook to Hire 3000 People to Monitor Crime and Suicide Videos
Ramiro Mantilla | 07 May, 2017, 01:24

The team already has 4,500 people on the job, but it hasn't been enough. "It's heartbreaking, and I've been reflecting on how we can do better for our community", Zuckerberg said. German authorities have warned Facebook about fines if the company fails to remove objectionable or offensive content from its network within 24 hours. As a Military Police Officer, we deal with hundreds of cases of social media violence and harassment; Facebook being one of the most popular forms of social media in which these incidents occur. At the same time, it is developing tools to make it faster for its reviewers to determine which posts violate the company's standards. Facebook does not want to act as a censor, as videos of violence, such as those documenting police brutality or the horrors of war, can serve an important objective.

With almost 2 billion people using its social network at least once a month, Facebook has a global reach that's given us unprecedented visibility into the lives of others and opportunities to make statements to the world. Just last week we got the message that someone live is considering suicide. In April, a Cleveland man posted a video of himself fatally shooting a 74-year-old victim. While the company wants to encourage users to go Live and share experiences with their friends and followers, some users have also posted videos of themselves committing crimes and harming themselves and others. Besides that, Facebook is also blamed for slow reaction to online violence.

"If we're going to build a safe community, we need to respond quickly", Zuckerberg said in the Facebook post.

The additional staff will also "help us get better at removing things we don't allow on Facebook like hate speech and child exploitation", Zuckerberg said.

Facebook review staff will keep a close watch on live videos and other shared content on the network.

Zuckerberg says the move significantly expands the company's workforce dedicated specifically to these concerns, increasing its current staff of 4,500 by almost 70 percent.

Zuckerberg feels that there is an urgent need to stop all the violent and suicide videos being uploaded by people on social media.