Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, has announced that the company will hire an additional 3,000 people over the next year in an effort to build a safer community.
Over the last few weeks, there have been several incidents of people hurting themselves or others on live footage or posting the videos later on Facebook. Recently, there was an unfortunate incident where a father killed his infant and himself live on Facebook. There have been a number of such heartbreaking events around the world.
Last week, there was an incident when someone on Facebook was attempting suicide and the company immediately reached out to help the person. But in many other cases, such instantaneous help could not be offered.
Zuckerberg feels that there is an urgent need to stop all the violent and suicide videos being uploaded by people on social media. Therefore, to facilitate quick reporting of such videos, and also to stop the occurrence of such episodes wherever possible, the social media biggie has planned to hire additional staff.
This information was shared by Mark Zuckerberg through a Facebook post on Wednesday. As many as 3,000 people will be added to their existing strength of 4,500 all over the world for this purpose.
This massive recruitment will make sure that these videos become easier to report so that the required action can be taken as soon as possible. This action could be taking the post down promptly or being readily available when someone is in need of help. They will also work with local community and law enforcement for this purpose. Removing things such as child exploitation and hate speeches that are not allowed on Facebook will also be the responsibility of reviewers.
Apart from the hiring, Facebook also plans to work on developing new tools to make reportingeasier for users and quicker for the reviewers.
Read the post by Zuckerberg here: