Facebook Forming ‘Supreme Court’ to Moderate Content, Set Censorship Precedents

Posted on September 18, 2019 6:40 am
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Facebook has unveiled the charter for its ‘supreme court,’ a supposedly independent content moderation board that will take money from, and be appointed by, Facebook itself – while making binding decisions. What could go wrong?

Facebook has released preliminary plans for an “Oversight Board” tasked with reviewing content disputes.

The 40-member body, referred to previously as Facebook’s “supreme court,” will have the authority to make binding decisions regarding cases brought to it by users or by the social media behemoth itself, according to a white paper released Tuesday, which stresses that the new board will be completely

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