Facebook to hire 3,000 more people to review videos of crime and suicide

Los Angeles Times

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, seen here in April, announced the company will hire 3,000 more people to review video posts of crime and other questionable content. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, seen here in April, announced the company will hire 3,000 more people to review video posts of crime and other questionable content. Facebook says it will hire 3,000 people to review videos and posts of crime and other questionable content following killings shown live on its site. That's on top of the 4,500 people Facebook already has for such reviews. The announcement comes from Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg in a Facebook post Wednesday.


Facebook says it will start removing posts that may lead to violence

Washington Post - Technology News

Facebook will start removing misleading and inflammatory posts that may trigger violent attacks, the social network said Wednesday, as it faces criticism over its response to sectarian conflict in countries such as Myanmar and Sri Lanka. The policy applies to written posts and manipulated images. Civil-society groups and threat-intelligence agencies are among the partners that Facebook said will help the company flag incendiary posts and review their potential impact. Facebook said that its local and international partners must verify if the information they share is false and show that the material could contribute to imminent violence. Once the threat is confirmed, Facebook said it will remove the content and take down similar posts.


Facebook says it will start removing posts that may lead to violence

Washington Post - Technology News

Facebook will start removing misleading and inflammatory posts that may trigger violent attacks, the social network said Wednesday, as it faces criticism over its response to sectarian conflict in countries such as Myanmar and Sri Lanka. Facebook said that a new policy will cover misinformation shared on the platform to instigate or amplify violence. The policy applies to written posts and manipulated images. Civil-society groups and threat-intelligence agencies are among the partners that Facebook said will help the company flag incendiary posts and review their potential impact. Facebook said that its local and international partners must verify if the information they share is false and show that the material could contribute to imminent violence.


Facebook to emphasize friends not news in major changes

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Facebook is making major changes to its News Feed so that users can see more content that family and friends share instead of a high amount of content from pages or celebrities.


Facebook is testing a 'downvote' button

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Facebook is trialling a'downvote' button that allows users to signal if a comment is inappropriate or misleading.