May 3, 2017

Facebook hires 3,000 to spot violent videos

Chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said it had been "Heartbreaking" to see people "Hurting themselves and others" in videos streamed live on Facebook. In April, a man was killed in a video streamed live on Facebook. Mr Zuckerberg said the additional staff, joining the 4,500 existing moderators, would help the company respond more quickly when content was reported. In a post on his Facebook profile, he said the company would develop new tools to manage the millions of content reports it received every week. "Just last week, we got a report that someone on Live [video] was considering suicide. We immediately reached out to law enforcement, and they were able to prevent him from hurting himself", said Mr Zuckerberg.

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