The office will support several languages including Somali, Oromo, Swahili and Hausa and according to Facebook, it will employ approximately 100 reviewers by the end of the year to bring this course to fruition.
“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.
Founded in 2008 by Leila Janah, Samasource uses an internet-based model called “microwork” to break down large-scale digital projects from clients into smaller tasks for workers to complete.
“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.
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 Carolyn Komen, Samasource Program Director.
According to Fazdai Madzingira, Public Policy Associate for content, this builds on company efforts to enable people see the content they want to see and that which isn’t allowed on the platform.
In a bid to ensure the right content, Facebook launched the Community Standards and last year, it published the more detailed internal guidelines around these rules.