The company explained the reason for its decision to give preference to European engineers.
On Monday, the social network Facebook announced plans to hire 10,000 people in the European Union to build a Meta version. It is the Internet’s version of virtual reality that the American tech giant considers the future. This was reported by Agence France-Presse.
According to AFP, the founder and CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, is a major proponent of the idea of creating a super-world that would “blur the boundaries between the physical and digital worlds.”
“Metpherson has the potential to help unlock access to new creative, social and economic opportunities. Europeans will shape them from the start,” Facebook said in an official blog post.
Why European engineers?
“We announce a plan to create 10,000 new highly skilled jobs within the European Union over the next five years,” the company said, explaining why it decided to prioritize European engineers.
“The EU has a number of advantages that make it a great place to invest from tech companies,” Facebook says. “The EU has a large consumer market, world-class universities and, above all, the highest quality talent.”
Agence France-Presse noted that the job creation announcement came at a time when the largest social network was facing increasing calls for tighter regulation to limit its impact. In addition, the company faced criticism last month after former employee Frances Hogan published internal studies, stating that Facebook knows its social network can be harmful to the mental health of young people.
According to the documentation, Facebook knows the downsides of its algorithm, but not only does it do something about it, but in the name of higher earnings, it still supports it. According to Hogan, who testified before the US Congress, this applies not only to Facebook itself, but also to other company products such as Instagram and WhatsApp.
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