Social Networks, Technology

Facebook Bringing On 3,000 Content Screeners

 A week after news broke of multiple videos of suicides posted on Facebook remaining on the site for hours, the company has announced a new plan to add 3,000 more people to its operations team to screen for harmful videos and other posts to respond to them more quickly in the future.Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook said that this would be in addition to the 4,500 people already working in this capacity.

Yeah.  This’ll fix it.

Source: Facebook to add 3,000 to team reviewing posts with hate speech, crimes, and other harming posts | TechCrunch

Social Networks

Twitter Throttling Topics They Don’t Like?

Yet another example of strange behavior with the traffic from Twitter to go along with the disconnecting from conversations and the strange disappearance of pro-Trump tweets.

I recently tweeted a link to my blog post that is unflattering to the proponents of climate science. I have 138,000 Twitter followers. My traffic from Twitter to my blog in a recent minute was only 14 people, while overall traffic from other sources was its usual robust self. For non-controversial topics, my Twitter-driven traffic for a tweet to my blog would be 200-300 per minute in the half-hour after a tweet. On this topic, it hovered between 10-14.

Source: Nothing to See Here, Folks | Scott Adams’ Blog