The Facebook Oversight Board should be mindful that Facebook is not a government—and that the platform’s decisions denying active accounts or taking down posts pose no threat of loss of liberty to any person.
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Facebook’s policies on health misinformation stretch across blog posts, different sections within the Community Standards, and now in its Help Center. This must change.
Early public comments to the Facebook Oversight Board show a surprising consensus that banning the former president was the right move.
The Oversight Board Moment You Should’ve Been Waiting For: Facebook Responds to the First Set of Decisions
Facebook said it committed to action as a result of nearly two-thirds of the FOB’s recommendations. This is too rosy a picture, but the responses do show promise and the value of a more open dialogue about content moderation.
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.