Recently, people have turned the social messaging app into a public show for their violent/suicidal acts but now the founder is taking drastic steps to put a stop to it and restore Facebook back to what it was.
In a bid to end the increase in deaths and violent acts perpetrated on Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg stated that he would beef up the number of administrators on Facebook to 7500 as against 4,500 administrators presently working.
He explained that he made the decision to help administrators review activities and react to negative activities as quick as possible after a report was made to him last week that a user was planning to take his own life.
Read Mark Zuckerberg’s full 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.