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Arbiters of Truth podcasts:

Arbiters of Truth is a weekly podcast on the Lawfare feed about disinformation and misinformation. Hosts Evelyn Douek, Quinta Jurecic, Kate Klonick and Alina Polyakova interview experts about the legal and policy aspects of the debates around political discourse, online speech and social media platforms playing out in the headlines. A few Arbiters of Truth episodes have delved into the FOB and talked about its development. 

Jan. 14, 2021: Evelyn Douek and Quinta Jurecic chatted with Jonathan Zittrain, the George Bemis Professor of International Law at Harvard Law School, about the content moderation decisions that followed the Jan. 6 Capitol violence, including Facebook’s suspension of Donald Trump and decision to refer the suspension to the Oversight Board.

July 30, 2020: Quinta Jurecic and Kate Klonick spoke about the Oversight Board and its problems with Jillian C. York, the director for International Freedom of Expression at the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Nov. 14, 2019: Evelyn Douek talked about the Oversight Board with Zoe Darmé, then manager of Facebook's Global Affairs and Governance team, who formerly led the global outreach efforts in support of the Oversight Board.

Lawfare written analysis: 

March 1, 2021: Evelyn Douek unpacked Facebook's responses to recommendations from the Oversight Board's first set of decisions.

Jan. 29, 2021: Jacob Schulz explained what the Oversight Board's first five decisions—four of which overturned Facebook's moderation decisions—actually say.

Jan. 28, 2021: Evelyn Douek discussed the broader implications of the Facebook Oversight Board's first five decisions.

Jan. 21, 2021: Evelyn Douek rejoiced that Facebook did indeed refer the Trump ban to the Oversight Board and queried what the significance of the move might be. 

Jan. 12, 2021: Jacob Schulz detailed the first slate of cases on the Oversight Board’s docket and discussed the picks reveal about what the FOB might be trying to accomplish.

Jan. 11, 2021: Evelyn Douek challenged Facebook to refer to the Oversight Board its decision to suspend Donald Trump’s account. 

Jan. 20, 2020: Evelyn Douek argued that the Oversight Board’s bylaws showed “promising signs about Facebook’s commitment to the Oversight Board experiment.”

Sept. 25, 2019: Evelyn Douek explored some of the key takeaways from the Oversight Board’s final charter

Sept. 16, 2019: Evelyn Douek wrote about why Facebook might have chosen to release an “update” to the values that inform Facebook’s Community Standards. 

Nov. 6, 2019: Radha Iyenger Plumb described the research she conducted with Paul Gowder for the Oversight Board about existing models of oversight, both corporate and public.

June 27, 2019: Evelyn Douek and Kate Klonick highlighted some of the big takeaways from a report released by Facebook which details the feedback they’ve gotten in response to Zuckerberg’s Nov. 2018 announcement. 

Jan. 31, 2019: Evelyn Douek teased out the important aspects of the Oversight Board’s draft charter.

Nov. 19, 2018: Evelyn Douek detailed what Zuckerberg had to say in his blog post formally announcing the creation of the Oversight Board.

Apr. 5, 2018: Evelyn Douek reacted to Mark Zuckerberg’s comments on Vox’s “The Ezra Klein Show,” where Zuckerberg floated the idea of a “Supreme Court” for Facebook.