Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

EYE ON AFRICA

Mnangagwa to be sworn in as Zimbabwe's president on Friday

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

The refugees of Manus Island

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Zimbabwe's Tsvangirai says he hasn't been asked to be part of new government

Read more

THE DEBATE

Palestinian reconciliation: Will Fatah, Hamas agreement succeed?

Read more

FOCUS

Could Pakistan be your next holiday destination?

Read more

THE POLITICAL BRIEF

Defeated presidential candidate Fillon bids farewell to French politics

Read more

INSIDE THE AMERICAS

Charles Manson: Murderer and cult leader dies after 47 years in prison

Read more

PEOPLE & PROFIT

Bricks vs. clicks: Will e-commerce finish off the high street shop?

Read more

ENCORE!

Eastwood & Gainsbourg: Can the children of geniuses step out from their famous shadows?

Read more

Business

Facebook to add 3,000 workers to monitor violent streaming videos

© AFP Archive

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2017-05-03

Facebook says it will hire another 3,000 people to review videos of crime and suicides following murders shown live, the company's co-founder Mark Zuckerberg announced Wednesday.

In a Facebook post, Zuckerberg, the company's CEO, said the new workers will be in addition to the 4,500 people who already review posts that may violate its terms of service.

The announcement represents an acknowledgement by Facebook that, at least for now, it needs more than automated software to improve monitoring of broadcasts on Facebook Live, a service that has been marred since its launch last year by instances of people streaming violence.

Facebook has been criticized recently for not doing enough to prevent videos -- such as a murder in Cleveland and a killing of a baby in Thailand -- from spreading on its service.

Videos and posts that glorify violence are against Facebook's rules. But in most cases they're only reviewed and possibly removed if users report them.

News reports and posts that condemn violence are allowed. This makes for a tricky balancing act for the company.

(FRANCE 24 with AP and REUTERS)
 

Date created : 2017-05-03

  • United States

    Man accused of Facebook video killing said he 'just snapped'

    Read more

  • FRANCE

    Facebook, Google partner with French media to combat ‘fake news’

    Read more

  • Vietnam

    Facebook backs down from ‘Napalm Girl’ censorship

    Read more

COMMENT(S)