Company will hire another 3,000 people in the next 12 months to monitor violent videos.

AFP

Facebook announced today that it will hire another 3,000 people in the next 12 months to expand the team that monitors complaints of violent videos and acts that are regularly published on the social network.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg said in a message posted in his profile that the latest violence is “bleak” and has led him to reflect on how he can do better for the community.

“We’re working to make it easier to report these videos to take action, whether it’s responding quickly when someone needs help or blocking the videos,” Zuckerberg said.
The Facebook CEO explained that the company currently has 4,500 people who daily monitor the “millions” of complaints they receive each week, and the goal is that within a year that team has 7,500 employees.

“They will help us review and eliminate things we do not allow on Facebook, such as hate speech or exploitation of minors, and will allow us to continue working with community groups and security forces,” added Zuckerberg.

Finally, he stressed that last week they received a complaint from a person who was considering suicide “live” and thanks to the “quick action” of Facebook authorities could intervene and avoid the tragedy.

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