Facebook: Zuckerberg Kicks Off Plan To Stop Suicide Videos And Help Depressed Users


Facebook Suicide Videos– When Zuckerberg invented Facebook which has today become the leading social network, he least expected that the communication platform would be used for series of criminal acts.

Some Facebook users have gone beyond the common cyber crimes. In recent times, there has been a growing number of suicides and murders recorded live on Facebook.

Zuckerberg has registered his dismay that such despicable acts occurred with the help of his invention. The world’s 5th richest man will recruit about 3000 staff in the next one year to ensure that the Facebook platform does not aid suicide.

Facebook already comprise of about 4500 admins all over the world.

Zuckerberg wants to have as much as 750,000 Facebook administrators. The idea is to have enough manpower to review activities on the medium and promptly react to delicate situations.

Last year the Zuckerberg couple announced that they will be paying more attention to improving humanity. They said it was their intention to support global health solutions and works of charity.

They have pledged to give away 99% of their Facebook stake to philanthropic causes over their lifetimes.

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Still maintaining that his invention is to positively serve mankind to the core, he said:

“No one should be in this situation in the first place, but if they are, then we should build a safe community that gets them the help they need”.

The gradually increasing Facebook suicide videos is not the only anomaly they want to address. Zuckerberg also has plans to curb the unscrupulous spread of fake news; hate comments amongst others. Already they have a set of rules that users must adhere to.

Facebook admin staff has the responsibility of blocking users who abuse the platform.

“These reviewers will also help us get better at removing things we don’t allow on Facebook like hate speech and child exploitation.”

“And we’ll keep working with local community groups and law enforcement who are in the best position to help someone if they need it – either because they’re about to harm themselves, or because they’re in danger from someone else”.

“In addition to investing in more people, we’re also building better tools to keep our community safe.”

“We’re going to make it simpler to report problems to us, faster for our reviewers to determine which posts violate our standards and easier for them to contact law enforcement if someone needs help. As these become available they should help make our community safer”.

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In the case of Facebook suicide videos,  the young billionaire shared an experience with a totally depressed user.

According to him, he recently got a report of a Facebook user who made a live video confessing an intent to commit suicide. Zuckerberg and his team made efforts to alert the authorities. Fortunately the user was located and helped.

While sharing his protective plans for Facebook, he also seized the opportunity to apologize for the technical glitches experienced by Whatsapp users.

“Earlier today, WhatsApp users in all parts of the world were unable to access WhatsApp for a few hours. We have now fixed the issue and apologize for the inconvenience.” 

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