Facebook Will Hire 3,000 People to Tackle Violent Video Uploads


Source: AP

Facebook has announced it will be beefing up its Facebook security in an attempt to tackle the increasing uploads, or streaming of violent videos.

CEO Mark Zuckerberg made the announcement via Facebook on Wednesday morning, writing, “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.”

The Facebook post continued, “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 has been promoting its Facebook Live streaming over the past year, but a recent spate of terrifying and horrific content of late has drawn criticism for the social media giant.

Facebook will be adding an additional 3,000 people to its community operations team, whose job it is to review reports they receive regarding offensive content.