In view of the increase in hate and false messages, the online service Facebook has announced that it will create 1,000 new jobs in order to increase the digital security of the portal. The jobs are to be created at the London location this year, said the Chief Operating Officer of the American company, Sheryl Sandberg, on Tuesday. Above all, the development of artificial intelligence is in the foreground, “in order to remove harmful content faster”.
“The Internet company Facebook is criticized for not filtering out harmful content. Now has decided to create 1000 new jobs to deal better with hate and false news”
Great Britain is a world market leader in terms of innovation and creativity, Sandberg emphasized , thereby praising the location. Prime Minister Boris Johnson welcomed the move and said his country was “at the forefront of high-tech developments, including artificial intelligence”.
Internet companies like Facebook and Twitter are increasingly criticized for doing too little against the spread of hate and false news. So far, platform operators have only had to delete content if it has been classified as illegal, for example because it contains hate speech or copyright infringements. However, the companies cannot be held responsible for the illegal content.