Facebook Oversight Board To Remove Offensive Content Members Announced

Facebook Oversight Board To Remove Offensive content members

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, left, has agreed to the imposition of a newly formed oversight board, which will consider whether contributions to remove from the site.

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An independent oversight body for the social-media giant Facebook announced the launch of its first 20 members, today in a New York Times opinion piece.

The company has received criticism for its treatment of such topics as the privacy of the users of police hate-speech against the spread of disinformation. The oversight board will make final decisions about whether certain content should be removed from Facebook.

The Board is planned to be in operation this year, the co-chairs, who authored the essay. Two of the four co-Chairman, Jamal Greene, and Michael McConnell, are U.S. law professors. The other two co-chairs are Catalina Botero Marino, a law school dean in Colombia, and Helle Thorning-Schmidt, the former Prime Minister of Denmark. The 20-member Board of Directors that has been selected, the academics are the co-chairs, nine. Five Americans.

The Board will eventually expand to 40 members.

The co-Chairman said that the Board is composed of members from different professional, cultural and religious backgrounds, all of whom are “committed to the freedom of expression in the framework of the international standards of human rights.”

Facebook has decided to carry out the decisions of the Board, which funded trust with an independent, 130 million U.S. dollars.

The co-advised the Chairman that, while the Executive Board on the implementation of a system for the user to provide an input, and flag content is, it will not be able to respond, in any case. Instead, she said, she focuses on cases which are relevant for the public discourse.

“investigate the cases, the border between satire and hate speech, the dissemination of the graphical content, after tragic events, and whether manipulating the content of public figures should be treated differently than other content, only some of which that may come before the Board,” you wrote are. “We also know that we will be able to please everyone. Some of our decisions can be controversial and all the more debate it will spur.”

Released on Wed, 06 May 2020 21:50:30 +0000

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