May 3, 2017

Facebook hires 3,000 to spot self-harm videos

Chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said it had been "Heartbreaking" to see people "Hurting themselves and others" in videos streamed live on Facebook. In April, a man was killed in a video streamed live on Facebook. In a post on his Facebook profile, he said the company would develop new tools to manage the millions of content reports it received every week. The post suggested Facebook's moderators would contact law enforcement, rather than contacting members directly if they were at risk of harm. "Just last week, we got a report that someone on Live [video] was considering suicide. We immediately reached out to law enforcement, and they were able to prevent him from hurting himself", said Mr Zuckerberg.

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