Facebook Will Add 3,000 People To Do This Over The Next Year

Considering how many videos are on Facebook these, it’s about time the company does more to make sure these videos are monitored.

With murders and suicides now being committed on live video, Facebook is going to amp up their efforts to monitor them.

CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced this week that the company has plans to add 3,000 people over the next twelve months who will monitor reports of inappropriate material on the network.

Currently there are already 4,500 people reviewing Facebook posts that possibly violate the company’s terms of service.

With facing calls to do more, the 3,000 new ads will hopefully help the social media giant respond faster to inappropriate content.

According to Zuckerberg, computers will eventually be able to determine what content and context of video is appropriate or not.

“If we’re going to build a safe community, we need to respond quickly,” Zuckerberg wrote. “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.”

“This is important,” Zuckerberg said in Wednesday’s post. “Just last week, we got a report that someone on Live was considering suicide. We immediately reached out to law enforcement, and they were able to prevent him from hurting himself. In other cases, we weren’t so fortunate.”

Disclaimer: We have no position in Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) and have not been compensated for this article.

Sofia Vida

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