Fri. Sep 24th, 2021

Facebook plans to expand its community operations team by adding 3,000 people as part of a growing effort to screen and combat harmful content on the social network.

CEO Mark Zuckerberg made the announcement on his Facebook page Wednesday, pledging that the new hires will help the company “get better at removing things we don’t allow on Facebook like hate speech and child exploitation.”

Zuckerberg also said the company will simplify the process for users flagging questionable content for review, and will make it easier for employees to contact law enforcement when necessary.

The additional 3,000 screeners represent a near doubling of the company’s community operations team, currently 4,500 strong.

Moderators have struggled to stamp out horrific videos before they go viral in real time. Last month, a 20-year-old man in Thailand killed his infant daughter and streamed the death on Facebook Live. Days before that, a 37-year-old man in Cleveland uploaded a video of him shooting and killing another man on Easter Sunday. That video was live on Facebook for around two hours before moderators took it down.

By BNA

3 thoughts on “Facebook Hires Thousands To Review Posts After Rash Of Live-Streamed Violence”
  1. The additional 3,000 screeners represent a near doubling of the company’s community operations team, currently 4,500 strong.

  2. I totally agree that some things do not belong on Facebook. However, some people are too quick to report some things that offend them. And then FB will take it down. I agree child porn and things to that degree do not belong on social media or anywhere, but people are still allowed to have an opinion on other things going on in the world.

  3. What ever happened to freedom of speech? Don’t like it…fine. Scroll past it. Remember, others may not like the picture of your baby you are posting every five minutes or you telling everyone what you ate all day or got accomplished. Simple as that!

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