Facebook To Hire 3,000 People To Fight Inappropriate Content Online

The social networking site, Facebook, has been subject to a lot of misuse off late with people live streaming violence including murder, confession or even suicide bid on it.

To fight back the violence, Facebook owner Mark Zuckerberg took to the social network site and urged the billions of users to help in building a safe community by letting go of hostility. He also announced that the company will hire more 3,000 people, who will moderate the millions of posts being uploaded on the social media and pull down the inappropriate ones at the earliest. The team will carefully access every bit of information floating on Facebook and prevent the occurrence of any untoward situation.


Recently, several dreadful incidents such as people hurting themselves and others, child/women exploitation and hate speech, were found going viral, live or in the form of recorded videos, on Facebook.

To combat the situation, Facebook has been planning to develop an artificial intelligence technology which can instantly detect violence or inappropriate posts and take them off from the newsfeed. However, it is going to take years for designing and implementation of the same. So for an instant solution, Zuckerberg has decided to use man force, who will work towards the same objective.


"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," Mark said on his Facebook post.


Currently, over 17,000 employees are working for Facebook. The team already had a 4,500-employee team who reviewed the Facebook posts. However, this expansion of 3,000 more workers will strengthen the team further and help in delivering quicker action towards the safety and security of the users. They will review everything that is uploaded on the social media and swiftly remove anything that is violence or hate driven.

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