Comparing the Facebook Oversight Board to an international human rights tribunal reveals that the board’s ability to hold Facebook accountable will depend on its ability to develop human rights norms, incentivize Facebook to internalize those norms, and overcome challenges to building its authority and legitimacy.
Molly K. Land is the Catherine Roraback Professor of Law and Human Rights at the University of Connecticut School of Law. Her scholarship focuses on the intersection of human rights and science and technology studies (STS). She has published widely on the relationship between human rights and technology and is the lead editor of the open access volume, “New Technologies for Human Rights Law and Practice” (Cambridge 2018).
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