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Facebook to Establish ‘Supreme Court’ to Judge Content Bans

Author: Allum Bokhari

Facebook will establish an “oversight board,” colloquially known as the “Facebook Supreme Court,” to deliberate on whether content should be banned or unbanned on the platform.

The board was announced in a post on Facebook’s official blog yesterday.

Both Facebook and Facebook users will be able to refer cases to the board. The system for users to initiate appeals to the board will begin in the first half of 2020.

Cases to review will be selected by a case selection committee made up of board members. Once a case is selected, board members will review it and determine if outside research is needed. Board staff will also reach out to the affected user to obtain a written statement, if applicable. Board members will then make a decision on the content under review and notify the affected user. Facebook promises to share final decisions of the board publicly.

Facebook says it intends the board to be independent of the company.

 

Source: Facebook to Establish ‘Supreme Court’ to Judge Content Bans | Breitbart

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