Facebook Plans To Hire 10,000 People In Europe For New Platform

Facebook plans to hire 10,000 people in the European Union over the next five years to work on a new platform that promises to connect people virtually, although it could raise privacy concerns and gain more control over the digital lives of Facebook. people. In a blog post on Sunday, the company said those skilled workers will help build “the metaverse,” a futuristic idea for connecting to the internet with augmented and virtual reality. Facebook executives have long talked about the metaverse as the next big change after the mobile internet, although they have a spotty track record in predicting trends. The expectations shared four years ago by the CEO of the platform, Mark Zuckerberg, about virtual vacations with loved ones in distant places through a head accessory or using a smartphone camera to improve an apartment virtually have not been fulfilled for now. The company also faces multiple antitrust investigations, testimony from a former employee about internal practices and concerns about how it handles political and vaccine-related misinformation. “As we begin the journey of bringing the metaverse to life, the need for highly skilled engineers is one of Facebook’s most pressing priorities,” Nick Clegg, vice president of global affairs, and Javier Olivan, vice president of core products wrote on the blog. Facebook recruiters plan to search for employees in Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Poland, the Netherlands and Ireland. The social network is not the only one working on the metaverse, and Facebook admitted that no company will own or manage it exclusively. However, there are fears that Facebook and a handful of other Silicon Valley giants will end up monopolizing the metaverse and using it to gather personal data for profit, as is now the case with the internet. Connect with the ! Subscribe to our YouTube channel and activate notifications, or follow us on social networks: Facebook, Twitter

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