Facebook parent company Meta closed its content moderation hub in East Africa after its partner Sama announced changes in its operations
Social media platforms like Facebook have had a significant impact on the way people consume and share information, and this has led to both positive and negative consequences for different groups of people.
On one hand, social media has given individuals and businesses unprecedented access to large audiences, which has helped to democratize information and communication. On the other hand, the rise of social media has also had a disruptive effect on traditional forms of media and advertising, which has led to job losses and other negative consequences for some people.
In developing countries like Kenya, where the economy is heavily dependent on the traditional media and the advertising industry, the impact of social media can be particularly severe.
Some Kenyan journalists and media workers have found themselves out of work as a result of the decline of traditional media outlets and the shift to online platforms.
However, it is important to note, this is not only in Kenya, but all over the world. This transformation in the media industry is happening worldwide.
This followed the company's recent move that saw over 11,000 employees laid off globally.
It is important for the government to develop policies that would help the affected workers to have access to other job opportunities or retraining in the new digital media space.
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