Facebook announced in its first quarter of 2017 presentation of results, so far this year the average was 1.40 billion monthly users.
A quarter of the world’s population is on Facebook.
Nearly 2 billion people used the social network created by Mark Zuckerberg actively in March 2017. According to the company, more than 90% of these access the platform from mobile devices (tablets and smartphones).
Facebook connects monthly a number of people equivalent to the populations of India, United States and Indonesia together.
For a few weeks, Facebook has focused its efforts on improving the platform and on how to prevent the spread of violent videos or fake news in its network.
In a statement issued Wednesday, the company based in the Californian city of Menlo Park announced that it will hire 3,000 people next year to expand the department that is responsible for monitoring reports of violent acts that are published in the Platform, the new workers will join the current team of 4,500 employees who supervise this type of complaints.
“We are working to make it easier to report these videos to take action, either by responding quickly when someone needs help or by blocking them,” Zuckerberg wrote in his Facebook profile.
The social network is working to become also a place where you can watch TV.
Facebook joins the list of technology companies that are producing their own content. The social network will launch approximately 24 own programs in the middle of June of this year.
The head of this new strategy of exclusive programs is Ricky Van Veen, hired by Facebook in December and co-founder of CollegeHumor, a site that collects the funniest things on the Internet. Other reports cited by the source say that the social network also wants to stream MLB baseball games.
Facebook, as it has published “Business Insider”, is producing its own series and “reality shows” to start broadcasting from June, some programs will be long with large budgets, similar to those that are currently on television, the company also Wants to produce shorter (and less expensive) programs of five or ten minutes that would be “recharged” every 24 hours.
The company of Mark Suckerberg has already approved a series of media company Conde Nast. This is a reality show where people are dating using virtual reality before meeting in person, the company has also talked with more established producers and Hollywood stars to collaborate on these contents.
Users will be able to view the programs in an updated version of the video section on the social network.