Facebook to hire thousands of content reviewers

Facebook has announced that it will hire 3,000 content reviewers to review violent or illegal videos. The announcement was made in response to growing pressure on the social media platform, as controversy has arisen over live-streamed murders in the U.S. and Thailand, and the UK Home Affairs Select Committee condemned the company for being ‘shamefully far‘ from tackling illegal content. It remains to be seen how Facebook will manage the challenges that emerge with the job of reviewing such content. In January, two former Microsoft employees sued the company as they claim to have suffered from posttraumatic stress disorder after being forced to view ‘inhumane and disgusting content’.