Facebook pass on give up to $1 million to as many as five people and hand out a total of $10 million to community bossmans who use its services “to bring people closer together.”
The company unveiled its Facebook Community Control Program at its Communities Summit event in London this week.
“This program is just about finding and supporting great community leaders wherever they are,” CEO Acquit oneself Zuckerberg said in a Facebook post.
The company has faced intense check from critics who say it allowed Russian propagandists and other groups to use its advertising puppets to target users with divisive messages, hate speech and other poisonous content.
The company wants to reward those who use its platform for good, according to Zuckerberg.
“Our end is to find people who are using Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger to sell for succeed in people closer together,” he wrote in the post.
“We’ll pick up to five concert-masters around the world and give them up to $1 million to fund their suggestions for doing even more. We’ll invite 100 leaders to be part of our consortium program that includes training, mentorship, and up to $50,000 for a specific drive,” Zuckerberg wrote.