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Facebook Live: Mark Zuckerberg Reinforces Team Members; Improves Monitoring Tools Vs Suicide, Murder Vids [VIDEO]

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CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced that they will strengthen their workforce for Facebook Live, due to suicide and murder videos. Read on for more details.

Mark Zuckerberg To Add More Facebook Live Reviewers

Zuckerberg made his announcement with a lengthy post on his official Facebook account. He addressed the current issues with Facebook Live.

“Over the last few weeks, we’ve seen people hurting themselves and others on Facebook - either live or in video posted later,” Zuckerberg said. “It’s heartbreaking, and I’ve been reflecting on how we can do better for our community.

The billion-dollar social media platform will employ 3,000 people as the additional members over the next year. Facebook plans on having already have hired 4,500 employees to monitor the posts on the site.

Facebook's community operations group will review contents that people might use for child exploitations, hate speeches, and violent crimes. They will have a weekly schedule for "check-ups" in order to filter those photos and videos which violated the site's rules.

Facebook To Improve Monitoring Tools

Zuckerberg also shared that they will find ways in improving the reporting and reviewing processes. According to AdWeek, Facebook will work alongside the police and local groups in the future. This is the latest company update, following the alarming rate of these videos being shared online.

Netizens from all around the world expressed their disappointment to Facebook's slow response to some of the past incidents. Zuckerberg stressed on their interest in developing their tools to make immediate actions when faced with the same situation in the future.

Zuckerberg feels positive with the new update. Both the law and community must cooperation in order to prevent these situations from happening again. Providing immediate action and reaching out to the troubled individuals will indeed lessen the risk. He said, "No one should be in this situation in the first place, but if they are, then we should build a safe community that gets them the help they need."

Just this past month, Tech Crunch reported that Facebook had expanded the reach of their suicide prevention tools. They had enabled user to reach out and help their loved ones via Messenger and Facebook Live. The website also employed AI elements to recognize suicidal patterns among the posts and provide the needed help.

Facebook Product Manager Vanessa Callison-Burch added, “We’re hopeful that having this as an additional way to connect to support reduces the friction.” They also took note that cutting off these videos might hinder them from providing help to the person.

As of now, Facebook has continued its partnership with various organizations such as Crisis Text Line, the National Eating Disorder Association, and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Stay tuned for more updates on Mark Zuckerberg and the Facebook Live cases.

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