Social/search: Facebook adds 3000 to review live stream

Social/search: Facebook adds 3000 to review live stream

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has pledged to employ 3000 content reviewers to moderate live streams following two murders broadcast on the site in the past month.

Mr Zuckerberg said: “Over the next year, we’ll be adding 3000 people to our community operations team around the world – on top of the 4500 we have today – to review the millions of reports we get every week, and improve the process for doing it quickly.”

Previously the site relied on reports from users to notify moderators of inappropriate content, which may not be removed from the site for several hours after the stream has ended.

Last week, a Thai man murdered his 11 month year old daughter while streaming on Facebook Live. The video accumulated more than 370 million views before its removal 24 hours later. A similar incident happened last month in Cleveland, Ohio, when a live stream of 74-year-old Robert Goodwin being shot dead was broadcast.

These incidents join numerous criminal actions, including sexual assaults, that have appeared on the site.

TV news joins Twitter live

Bloomberg News network in the US has joined Twitter’s live broadcasting service as tech news website The Verge and Buzzfeed produce shows for the platform.

The move demonstrates a push from the live boggling site to have more exclusive content.

Twitter chief operating officer Anthony Noto said in a statement: “Adding these 12 new live deals tonight is a testament to the success of our only-on-Twitter experience, combining high quality streaming video with our only-on-Twitter conversation.”

The news organisations join several other companies who live stream on Twitter including The WNBA women’s basketball league and the PGA’s Players Championship golf tournament.

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