Facebook doubled the number of staff of its safety and security team
Facebook doubled the number of staff : Facebook social networking has pledged to double the number of people working on its team dealing with safety and security issues online, under intense pressure from legislators and consumers to clean their stand, where the number will be doubled from 10,000 to 20,000 employees, including Contract workers by the end of 2018.
Colin Stretch, vice president and general counsel of Facebook, testified before the US senators, who were questioning a giant social communication, along with the CEOs of Twitter and Google, about the Russian intervention in the US presidential election of 2016, the role of those Social platforms in that order.
During a hearing of the Senate subcommittee on the Russian intervention in the 2016 elections, Colin explained that the number of the company’s staff who focus on issues security and the sensitive community will increase to up to 20,000 employees by the end of next year, and that the company now has a team meaning Overall safety and security is composed of 10,000 employees working on such issues.
He added that the platform was committed to investing more and doubling that number by the end of 2018, which was a significant commitment by Facebook to the number of staff, as of June 30, June the company has a total of 20658 employees, and Strech said that groups focusing particularly on terrorist content It involves thousands of workers in general, and there are 150 employees who spend all their time removing terrorism-related content.
The total number of Facebook staff in 2016 rose from 12691 to 17048, and the platform stated that it would work to recruit 3,000 supervisors on content to review and remove video clips related to violence and suicide attempts, as I explained earlier its intention to hire a thousand additional people to review and remove Announcements.
The testimony comes just before the quarterly report of the results of the Facebook work on Wednesday, and the middle of a series of hearings held by the US Congress on the role advertising companies in the election, Facebook investors have been informed that they will continue to invest in hiring for some time, though Slowdown in revenue growth, the platform said that high costs are largely due to increased employment in research, development, sales and marketing.