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Facebook until the end of the year will hire 20 thousand employees for “protection of content”

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY) –¬†Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg, speaking on Tuesday in the US Senate, said that before the end of the year, the social network will hire more than 20,000 people who will monitor the safety of user content.

So Zuckerberg answered the question of one of the senators who complained that a fake account with stolen photos from him had appeared in the social network and only after the application in Facebook this account was deleted. Zuckerberg noted that so far the social network has not been able to track all fake pages, so it appeals to users to make appropriate statements to block them. But over time it will not be necessary, and the network will automatically delete these pages using new technologies.

“I think the issue of content regulation is an area where we need to implement new solutions … At the end of this year, we will have more than 20,000 people who will be involved in content security testing. In time, we will move on to methods that are more advanced While we concentrate on combating extremism, for example, we have eliminated more than 99% of the content associated with the IS.This happened before we were informed about it by users.In 5-10 years we will be able to use similar technologies more actively, “- said Zuckerberg.

In the legal committee of the US Senate, hearings began with the head of the largest social network Facebook Mark Zuckerberg. The head of Facebook will testify after a massive leak of personal data to 87 million Facebook users. Experts believe that this can lead not only to the loss of social networks of an impressive number of users, but also to not just tighten the requirements for the preservation of information, but rather a global change in the rules of the game in the sphere of social network regulation.

On Monday, Zuckerberg had already testified in the House of Representatives of the Congress. In his speech, he apologized that the company had not done enough to prevent the leakage of personal data and protect users. He also said that he had not done enough to prevent “Russian interference in the elections.” Zuckerberg promised legislators to do more for security and said that at the moment he is negotiating on this account with the company’s investors.

Facebook on April 4 reported that the data of 87 million social network users, mainly in the US, were mistakenly transferred to Cambridge Analytica. The British company responded that it had the right to receive data of no more than 30 million people under the contract.

Cambridge Analytica is a private UK-based analytical company that uses in-depth data analysis technology to develop strategic communication during election campaigns on the Internet.