Welcome to the FOB Blog: Overseeing the Facebook Oversight Board

Lawfare is here for you for all things Facebook Oversight Board. The Oversight Board is a grand experiment aimed at improving the way that companies moderate the speech that they host. No one knows if the Oversight Board will "work," and there's no universal understanding of what "success" would even mean, or if the FOB could ever plausibly achieve it. But the FOB is worth paying attention to either way.

Our Facebook Oversight Board blog (FOBblog) will be tracking the Oversight Board's activity with convenient links below to information about the Oversight Board, statistics about the Oversight Board, a collection of documents related to the cases, a compilation of Lawfare analysis and Arbiters of Truth podcasts about the Oversight Board. Click the green buttons below to explore. We will be growing, so stay tuned!

General Documents Case Documents
Empirical FOB Lawfare Analysis

Recent Lawfare analysis on the Facebook Oversight Board:
May 13, 2021, Laurence Helfer & Molly K. Land, "Is the Facebook Oversight Board an International Human Rights Tribunal?"
May 4, 2021, Benjamin Wittes, "What the Oversight Board Should Do With Trump"
March 8, 2021, Vicki Jackson & Martha Minow, "Facebook Suspended Trump. The Oversight Board Shouldn't Let Him Back."

This page is maintained by Tia Sewell.