Facebook to Create 500 Jobs in New London Engineering Centre

Facebook will create 500 new tech jobs in London by the top of 2019, together with 100 roles in synthetic intelligence, with many engaged on techniques to detect and take away malicious content material, pretend accounts and dangerous behaviour, it mentioned on Wednesday.

The social media large mentioned it can make use of greater than three,000 individuals within the capital by the top of the yr throughout three websites, together with its new engineering centre in Soho, central London.

“These hundreds of new jobs demonstrate not only our commitment to the UK but also our determination to proactively detect and remove malicious content,” Nicola Mendelsohn, Facebook’s vice chairman for Europe, Middle East and Africa, mentioned at a London Tech Week occasion.

Facebook mentioned London was its greatest engineering centre exterior the United States, with 1,800 individuals employed in expertise and engineering by the top of the yr.

© Thomson Reuters 2019