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FACEBOOK  1st Sub-Saharan Africa Content Review Centre To Employ 100 Reviewers

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Social media platform, Facebook is continuing its investment across Sub-Saharan Africa with a Content Review Centre that promises to employ about 100 reviewers in Nairobi, Kenya.

The Center, which will support languages that will include Hausa, Somali, Oromo, and Swahili, is a partnership effort between Facebook and Samasource, one of the largest digital employers in East Africa and a leading social enterprise.

The first content review centre in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Nairobi site further confirms Facebook’s commitment to safety and security on its platform.

Pointing out the importance of the Center, Facebook’s Public Policy Director, Africa, Ebele Okobi, noted: “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. I am delighted that through our partnership with Samasource we will be opening our first content review centre here in Africa.”

Stating Facebook’s position on investments, Public Policy Associate for content, Fazdai Madzingira, said: “Over the years, we have made significant investments globally, and locally in ensuring that people see the content they want to see, and are aware of what is and isn’t allowed on the platform. That’s why we have a set of Community Standards, and last year published the more detailed internal guidelines around these rules. We want Facebook to be a place where people can express themselves and freely discuss different points of view, whilst ensuring that it remains safe for everyone.”

Also speaking on the job opportunity the Center provides, Samasource Program Director, Carolyn Komen said, “At Samasource we believe that giving work is the most powerful solution to ending global poverty. We use technology and private sector methods to measurably improve access to work and job training. As one of the largest digital employers in East Africa, we’re excited to partner with Facebook in Nairobi to help keep people on Facebook safe and continue our mission.” She explained that the Samasource 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.

 

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