Early public comments to the Facebook Oversight Board show a surprising consensus that banning the former president was the right move.
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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.
Biden should look to the idea of a systemic duty of care, which says that the platforms are dependent on their users’ social connections and, thus, are obliged to reduce online harms to those users.
Why foreign actors are hiring firms with cheap labor and local knowledge to post inauthentic content to social media.
On Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at 10:00 a.m., the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing titled, "Breaking the News: Censorship, Suppression, and the 2020 Election."