In a bid to put a stop to the increase in deaths and violent acts perpetrated on Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, has vowed to defend the integrity of the platform.
It is sad to see a platform created to bring people together and serve humanity polluted by people who film violent acts and post them online via Facebook.
People all over the world use Facebook for a lot of positive things, such as business growth, education and more but recently some people have used it to film and post violent acts such as death, brutal attacks and so many unthinkable things.
Zuckerberg has decided to put a stop to it and restore Facebook back to what it was. He expressed that he would beef up the number of administrators on Facebook to 750,000.
Which means that additional 3,000 people will be added to the already 4,500 administrators presently handling Facebook affairs.
He explained that he made the decision to help administrators review activities on the medium and react to negative activities as quick as possible.
Facebook founder added that he took this step because a report was made to him last week that a user was planning to take his own life. He said he and his team were able to contact the law enforcement who put a stop to it.
It is impressive that Zuckerberg is taking this step to keep people safe, NAIJ.com recently published the story of a Nigerian Air Force officer who bragged about killed his girlfriend on Facebook, there have also been other tragic incidents.
Read Mark Zuckerberg’s statement below:
“If we’re going to build a safe community, we need to respond quickly. 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. Over the next year, we’ll be adding 3,000 people to our community operations team around the world on top of the 4,500 we have today to review the millions of reports we get every week, and improve the process for doing it quickly. “
These reviewers will also help us get better at removing things we don’t allow on Facebook like hate speech and child exploitation. 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.”
“In addition to investing in more people, we’re also building better tools to keep our community safe. We’re going to make it simpler to report problems to us, faster for our reviewers to determine which posts violate our standards and easier for them to contact law enforcement if someone needs help. As these become available they should help make our community safer.”
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