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|What the Facebook Oversight Board means for human rights, and where we go from here||287.3 KB|
In May 2020, Facebook announced the inaugural batch of members of its Oversight Board. The Board will be a group of 40 people supported by staff, whose initial task will be to serve as an independent appeals mechanism to have a final say on select cases of content removals decided by Facebook. This is an important development that will have significant implications for how Facebook — and others who may follow suit — make decisions about what can be shared on its platform.
In this report, the authors analyse this first iteration of the Board, its potential for impact, and challenges that lie ahead.