Facebook adding 3,000 reviewers to combat violent videos

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By Seth Fiegerman, CNN

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s CEO and cofounder, said Wednesday the company will add 3,000 people to its global community operations team to help “review the millions of reports we get every week.” That is in addition to the 4,500 people already on the team.

“Over the last few weeks, we’ve seen people hurting themselves and others on Facebook — either live or in video posted later,” Zuckerberg wrote in a Facebook (FB, Tech30)post. “It’s heartbreaking, and I’ve been reflecting on how we can do better for our community.”

The announcement comes weeks after Facebook faced an outcry over a Cleveland murder video that stayed up for hours on the social network before getting removed.

Not long after, a man in Thailand posted videos to Facebook of himself killing his 11-month-old daughter, before killing himself. Two of those videos remained on the man’s Facebook page for about 24 hours.

“If we’re going to build a safe community, we need to respond quickly,” Zuckerberg wrote on Wednesday.

Zuckerberg noted Facebook recently helped stop one Facebook Live user from committing suicide by acting quickly. “In other cases, we weren’t so fortunate,” he said.

Read more at http://money.cnn.com/2017/05/03/technology/facebook-content-moderators

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