When Facebook added Facebook Live to their list of amenities, we are 100% certain they weren’t expecting people to stream their killings, suicides, abuse and so on. But unfortunately, while all of Facebook Live isn’t used for that reason, there are far too many cases of the former to not take notice.
Now, Facebook will hire an additional 3,000 employees to join the current 4,500 individuals whose job it is to investigate and review questionable content uploaded to the site.
CEO Mark Zuckerberg took to his personal Facebook page to make the announcement and share his concern, calling the incidents “heartbreaking.”
Recently, Facebook has been accused of not doing enough to prevent horrible videos like this from spreading. Most recently, the killing of 74 year-old Robert Godwin Sr. on Easter Sunday by Steve Stephens on Facebook Live which lead to a two-day long multiple state man hunt. In March, a 15-year old girl was sexually assaulted in Chicago on Facebook Live which was reportedly watched by at least 40 people, none of whom reported the incident.
Hopefully the media attention and added employees help to prevent incidents like these from happening in the future.
Do you think hiring 3,000 more employees will help?
Source: LA Times