Following a rash of recently live streamed murders and suicides via Facebook Live, Mark Zuckerberg declared that Facebook plans to feature 3,000 additional workers to its giant team already screening for such posts.
In a post to his own Facebook page this morning, Zuckerberg noted that the additional hires would be a connection the already existing team of 4,500. He explained:
If we’re planning to build a secure community, we’d like to retort quickly. We’re operating to form these videos easier to report therefore we will take the correct action sooner— whether or not that’s responding quickly once somebody desires facilitate or taking a post down.
With a user base that has fully grown to achieve nearly 2 billion, maybe the common fraction increase in human-handled curation (as against it being done merely with algorithms) could be a necessary step for the social media large. Previously, once Donald Trump managed to win the presidential election with abundant facilitate from Facebook-shared, fully false news stories, the corporate took partial responsibility by introducing a brand new “disputed” tag to permit users to flag faux news.
For others’ takes on however we will fight pretend news, you’ll examine the founding father of Wikipedia’s plans here, or watch a take from Samantha Bee from back in December here. Hopefully, we have a tendency to won’t update you abundant within the future regarding Facebook’s abundant larger problems regarding live streamed hurt to users and others.