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TechnologyFacebook to name first oversight panel members by year-end

00:40  18 september  2019
00:40  18 september  2019 Source:   msn.com

Facebook aims to appoint members to its content oversight board this year

Facebook aims to appoint members to its content oversight board this year The social network is also expected to release a final charter for the board this month.

Facebook hopes to appoint members to its content oversight board later this year , according to senior Facebook executives.

Facebook hopes to appoint members to its content oversight board later this year , according to senior Facebook executives.

BOSTON (AP) — Facebook says it expects to name the first members of a quasi-independent oversight board by year-end. The board will rule on thorny content issues, such as when a Facebook or Instagram post constitutes hate speech.

The panel will be able to make binding rulings on whether posts or ads violate the company's standards.

Critics call the oversight board a bid by Facebook to forestall regulation or even an eventual breakup. The company faces antitrust investigations by the Federal Trade Commission, Congress and a group of state attorneys general.

Company officials say the board will eventually comprise 40 members, who will decide a few dozen cases a year. It will at first hear only cases initiated by Facebook. Next year, they say, it will begin hearing appeals initiated by users.

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