Facebook to add 3,000 new jobs for monitoring violent videos

If you have been dreaming to work at Facebook, then here is the golden chance with the social media giant announcing that it plans to recruit 3,000 people over the next year all around the world for faster response to review and remove videos suggesting violence including murders and suicides.

The Facebook hiring announcement came from the company CEO Mark Zuckerberg on his facebook page on Wednesday. Reuters has reported that the announcement comes in the wake after two video posts on facebook last month showed killings in the US and Thailand, leaving users shocked.

It looks like Facebook has acknowledged that it needs real humans to address this problem of filtering out horrifying videos rather than depend on automated software.

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said: “These reviewers will also help us get better at removing things we don’t allow on Facebook like hate speech and child exploitation. And we’ll keep working with local community groups and law enforcement who are in the best position to help someone if they need it — either because they’re about to harm themselves, or because they’re in danger from someone else.”

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Photo courtesy of Facebook.

In quite a few countries, Facebook has been feeling the heat as it has struggled to prevent users from posting shocking videos including live suicides, murders, domestic violence, sexual abuse and what not.

The social media company has been accused by lawmakers in the UK along with other rivals for acting slow on removing content related to child abuse and other illegal material.

Facebook to Hire 3,000 Workers to Detect and Remove Violence Content


Reuters wrote that in Germany, Facebook is in the dock for its passiveness in deleting and banning content relating to illegal hate speech and in filtering out fake news. Germany has even threatened Facebook of fines if it did not take action in wiping out at least 70% of offending posts in 24 hours time.

The last year launched Facebook Live which allows users to broadcast live videos to their friends and public has only added more problems to the social media company with some of the users misusing the feature to show their dark side.

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