Mark Zuckerberg is founder and chief executive officer of Facebook Inc, and one of the world’s youngest billionaires.
Facebook is doing too little and being too late in its plan to hire 3000 people to clamp down on death,rapes and suicides being streamed to world live on social media.
CEO Mark Zuckerberg today announced an army of 3000 people would be hired to fight the outbreak of violent assaults, killings and suicide that are being broadcast live to the world on Facebook.
And,like the science fiction movie Minority Report, Zuckerberg hopes that in some cases the monitors will be able to reach authorities in time for them to stop the act in time.
Numerous videos of suicides and murders have been either live streamed or shared later on Facebook over the past year. Last month, a shooter dubbed the “Facebook killer” was the subject of a nationwide manhunt after he posted a Facebook video showing him killing an elderly man in Cleveland, Ohio.
“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 post on Wednesday. “It’s heartbreaking, and I’ve been reflecting on how we can do better for our community.”
The 3,000 additional workers Facebook plans to hire will join the 4,500 content reviewers already employed by the social giant around the world. Zuckerberg said the new moderators will help review the millions of posts that are flagged by Facebook users each week.
“These reviewers will also help us get better at removing things we don’t allow on Facebook like hate speech and child exploitation,” he wrote. “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.”
“If we’re going to build a safe community, we need to respond quickly,” he said.
By-Amit Prasad Sahu