Facebook is hiring 3,000 people for its community operations team over the next year to help make the social media site a safer place. This announcement comes after a rash of violent uploaded or live videos, including killings, suicides and rapes, have become all too common on Facebook.

Facebook has come under scrutiny for not responding quickly enough when a video containing such content gets posted to the site. Wednesday, Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg used the platform to announce his plan to address such issues in the future.

"If we're going to build a safe community, we need to respond quickly. We're working to make these videos easier to report so we can take the right action sooner -- whether that's responding quickly when someone needs help or taking a post down," Zuckerberg said.

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In the post Zuckerberg announced that the social media site will fill the positions for the community operations team around the world in the next year. The team is already made up of 4,500 people who review millions of reports on a weekly basis to improve user experience and keep the community safe.

That team will be given the task of not only sifting through reported content, but also tracking down, reviewing and removing things like hate speech and child exploitation, Zuckerberg said. The goal, he said, is to make the site safer for all users and to get them help if they need it.

In addition to hiring more people, Facebook is also coming up with more sophisticated tools to help users interact with the community relations team and to help users make the site better. This will include simplifying the reporting process, making it easier for members of the community relations team to review quickly and efficiently and connecting with local law enforcement who can intervene if necessary. All of these measure are detailed in Zuckerberg’s post and he notes that as these tools are developed more information will become available.

The hope is that with each new tool available the Facebook community will become a safer place for everyone. Zuckerberg highlighted a recent case in which the site was able to help someone who was threatening to harm themselves on Facebook Live but said they aren’t always so successful.

"No one should be in this situation in the first place, but if they are, then we should build a safe community that gets them the help they need,” Zuckerberg said.

A Facebook spokesperson told the International Business Times that there were no additional details on the plan to hire at this time. Including details on whether the positions on the community relations team would be permanent or temporary until the improved reporting tools on the site were up and running.

How To Report A Post, Photo, Video On Facebook:

If you see something on Facebook that you believe puts someone in harm’s way or violates the sites community standards, you can report it. Hate speech and violent or graphic content are two types of content that Facebook says it does not tolerate. To report a post, select the small down arrow icon in the upper right hand corner of the post. A drop down menu will appear and the first option should be “report post.” Select that and then a series of popup windows will guide you through reporting the post, this helps Facebook understand why the post is being reported. To report a photo or video hover over it and look for the “options” button to appear in the bottom right hand corner. Select is and choose “report” the process from here is the same. Your report is anonymous for your privacy.