FILE PHOTO: Attendees stroll previous a Facebook brand throughout Facebook Inc’s F8 builders convention in San Jose, California, United States, April 30, 2019. REUTERS/Stephen Lam/File Photo

LONDON (Reuters) – 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 conduct, it mentioned on Wednesday.

The social media large mentioned it’ll make use of greater than three,000 individuals in the capital by the top of the yr throughout three websites, together with its new engineering center 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 largest engineering center exterior the United States, with 1,800 individuals employed in expertise and engineering by the top of the yr.

Reporting by Paul Sandle; modifying by James Davey

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