Facebook to develop a new content review centre. Photo: MarketWatch

 

In partnership with Samasource, Facebook is set to open a content review centre in capital Nairobi, Kenya.

The centre will be in charge of the content on Facebook with reviewers who are capable of applying standards in a fair, consistent manner around the world.

Facebook’s Public Policy Director, Ebele Okobi, said they are committed to serving the community through their first sub-Saharan Africa centre.

“This further highlights our commitment to serving the community of people using our platforms across Africa, as well as our commitment to continuing to invest and partner locally across the continent,” Okobi said in a statement.

According to The Star, the centre will employ approximately 100 reviewers to support languages like Somali, Oromo, Swahili and Hausa.

Public Policy Associate, Fazdai Madzingira said the employees will undergo through training and gain experience in the technology industry.

“Our team will receive extensive training and support, benefit from industry-leading facilities, and have the opportunity to advance their careers in tech through this partnership,” said Madzingira.

“We use technology and private sector methods to measurably improve access to work and job training.”
She added that Facebook has invested in content that mostly impresses people.

Samasource is a non-profit business with the mission to reduce global poverty by outsourcing digital work to unemployed people in impoverished countries.

 

Source : africandailyvoice.com