The world’s largest social network organisation, Facebook, now looks totally incapable of heeding demands from governments worldwide that it take immediate action to prevent terrorist activity being beamed live on its platform.
This follows the sudden death at Facebook’s Menlo Park, Californian headquarters of the company’s long-time content censor Al Gorithm (file picture above).
Australian and New Zealand political leaders in particular have demanded Facebook display far greater and immediate censorship of the types of disturbing images that were posted live on line during the recent Christchurch massacres of innocent Muslim people in prayer.
That challenge now looks way beyond Facebook after Mr Gorithm’s lifeless body was found slumped over his desk in front of his huge bank of state-of-the-art computers overnight Australian time.
While Facebook angrily denied high workplace stress caused by an enormous workload was responsible for Mr Gorithm’s demise, colleagues pointed out that in any given hour at work, Mr Gorithm had to examine and classify an average of 84,000 new text posts, 2,123,000 new photographs and 62,000 new videos.
“It mightn’t have been as bad for poor Al if any of this constant flow of new material was in the slightest bit interesting,” one distraught co-worker said.