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Why Zuckerberg’s testimony doesn’t add up.

Mark Zuckerberg proudly trotted out a number when he was being questioned last week by Congress: His company, Facebook, would soon double the security team that monitors content on the site, to 20,000. There are now 10,000 people who keep watch for the bad things that users can put on Facebook and the monkey businesses...
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There are now 10,000 people who keep watch for the bad things that users can put on Facebook and the monkey businesses they can conduct through the Web site. So that figure would be multiplied by two.

Wow, 20,000!

That seems like a lot. And the lawmakers who questioned Zuckerberg must have thought so because nobody brought up what I am about to.

Facebook proudly claims to have 2 billion active users, although some question that number. But let’s give Zuckerberg that one — 2 billion users it is.

Divide 2 billion by 20,000 and you’ll see that each one of Facebook’s monitors will be responsible for keeping 100,000 Facebook users in line.

I’ll say it again: Each monitor is expected to keep track of what 100,000 Facebook users put on the site, even if the postings are for a mere minute or two in the middle of the night.

I am also wondering about this: Did Facebook decide to spend the extra dough on those additional monitors minutes before Zuckerberg sat down before Congress?

Or was Zuckerberg incensed enough by the shenanigans on Facebook that he made a grown-up corporate decision months ago — probably on a day when he wasn’t wearing his hoodie — in order to be proactive about the problem?

Criminals and perverts have long been able to correspond with one another over Facebook at prearranged times. In fact, that’s precisely how pedophiles have been operating without fear of expulsion from Facebook or criminal prosecution.

Surprisingly, nobody last week asked Zuckerberg about the pedophiles who meet on certain Facebook pages.

Congress was mostly interested in how political dirty tricks are played on Facebook and how children can have their IDs stolen. But, I’ll tell you this, children can lose a lot more than their identities on Facebook.

Nothing short of children’s innocence is at stake. You can fix identity theft, but you can’t fix the other bad stuff that can happen to your kids.

I’ve written a lot about Facebook’s pedophile problem. And that particular problem isn’t likely to go away, especially since, deep down, Facebook doesn’t seem to think there is anything wrong with it.

Earlier this month, for instance, it was reported that Facebook polled its users on whether pedophiles should be able to ask children for sexual pictures.

Really? What kind of crazy people does Zuckerberg, who is a father, have working for him?

A number of these volunteers, who were organized, reached out to me for help in getting Facebook to pay attention to the problem. Sometimes, Facebook seemed interested — most times, it wasn’t.

And the pedophilia continues.

The hearing last week on Capitol Hill was about a lot of other stuff that Zuckerberg’s company was getting wrong. The way Facebook may have been used to influence the last election, of course, was the main topic.

And fake news being distributed over Facebook was a popular talking point — as was the company’s inability to protect the private information of users.

And yes, I know that all 2 billion people are not using Facebook at the same time. But, by the same token, all 20,000 monitors aren’t working at the same time either.

So, what do I think? I’m glad you asked. I think Facebook will continue to be a victim of its own success. The site, which I don’t use, is like the Wild West in America during the 1800s. Exciting and full of possibilities but ultimately impossible to police.

Does Facebook need 50,000 monitors (40,000 users per monitor) or 100,000 monitors (20,000 users per monitor) — or does it need to better heed the complaints of civilian volunteers who regularly report disturbing things on the site?

I don’t know what the solution is. But Facebook had better do something better and do it quickly.

Because the first time something really bad happens — say a terrorist group recruits bombers through Facebook — the company is going to be in trouble with Washington that it won’t be able to talk its way out of.

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