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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.
Given various governments’ strict timelines for legally mandated content moderation, platforms may be incentivized to err on the side of removal rather than shielding the speech of their users against censorious governments.
Don’t expect high drama or fireworks. But this could signal a substantial change in how the platform approaches content moderation.
Social media companies should develop emergency protocols to counter the exploitation by malign agents and states that seek to foment violence.
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.