Facebook to Hire 3,000 People to Review Crime and Suicide Videos
Well, it looks like Facebook will be hiring another 3,000 people to help review videos of crime and suicide. They already hired 4,500 for this same job but apparently that's not enough to handle the massive task load.
CEO Mark Zuckerberg made the announcement via his Facebook page. Before his announcement he said:
"Over the last few weeks, we've seen people hurting themselves and others on Facebook -- either live or in video posted later. It's heartbreaking, and I've been reflecting on how we can do better for our community.
If we're going to build a safe community, we need to respond quickly. 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."
Facebook's been taking a lot of heat lately due to the videos that have been circulating online including the murder in Cleveland. There was that video of the baby being killed in Thailand that made it's way on Facebook (which makes me sick to my stomach) Of course posts that glorify violence are against Facebook's terms of service.
I think it's great that they're doing so much to try to keep this stuff off Facebook.