Across the last month, the world was rocked with the bastardly violence orchestrated and broadcasted on Facebook. We saw killings in live videos that racked the peace of the whole world, such massive dissemination of violence was rattling. And now Facebook is taking notable steps in combating unsettling repetitions.
Going by announcements coming from Mark Zuckerberg, he reveals that in response to those high profile violence we saw on Facebook, Facebook would be rolling an extensive employment program that will see 3,000 people come on board across the next year to actively contribute in reviewing flagged reports as well as videos.
“If we’re going to build a safe community, we need to respond quickly,” Zuckerberg writes. “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.”
Back in April, we saw how a man in the US (Cleveland precisely) had broadcasted a video of a killing spree with the video managing to stay on Facebook for a long stretch of time much to the criticism of the giant social media platform. Then again was the murder of a child in Thailand which also managed to stay a complete day on Facebook. This was disturbing.
And now in due response Zuckerberg writes that Facebook will be aiming to avoid any such ugly incidences by bringing on another 3,000 people even up to 4,500 people who would have their hands working on the “community operations team.” The new team to be brought on “to review the millions of reports we get every week, and improve the process for doing it quickly,” Zuckerberg writes. Additionally Zuckerberg also promised that Facebook will make a needed alteration to its flagging procedures to introduce an improved convenience in submitting reports by users as well as for moderators to quickly reach out to law enforcement agents.