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.
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What do the details of today's decision reveal about Facebook’s rules, and the FOB’s role in reviewing them?
On Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at 10:00 a.m., the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law will hold a hearing on how social media platforms' design choices shape our discourse and our minds. The subcommittee will hear testimony from Monika Bickert, the vice president for content policy at Facebook; Lauren Culbertson, the head of U.S.
Early public comments to the Facebook Oversight Board show a surprising consensus that banning the former president was the right move.
The grand experiment yields its first set of decisions. What's in them?
In its first five decisions, four of which overturn Facebook content moderation decisions, the board set an ambitious agenda for itself and Facebook.
Announcing Lawfare’s Facebook Oversight Board blog.
Don’t expect high drama or fireworks. But this could signal a substantial change in how the platform approaches content moderation.
It’s useful to take a close look at what cases the board has agreed to take on so far, and to try to tease out what it might be trying to accomplish.
Checks and balances don’t exist only for decisions people agree with. Facebook should allow oversight of its most high-profile content moderation decision yet.