Facebook Says It Has Spent $13 Billion on Safety, Security

Sept. 21, 2021, 1:00 PM

Facebook Inc. said it has spent more than $13 billion on safety and security efforts since the 2016 U.S. election, and now has 40,000 employees working on those issues.

The 40,000 safety and security workers include outside contractors who focus on content moderation, a spokesman said. Facebook said it had over 35,000 safety and security employees in October 2019.

The new statistics -- meant to demonstrate how seriously the company takes safety and security issues -- were published Tuesday in a blog post after a series of stories last week in the Wall Street Journal used leaked documents to show ...

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