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TechnologyFacebook's new content oversight board can overrule Mark Zuckerberg

01:35  18 september  2019
01:35  18 september  2019 Source:   engadget.com

Facebook oversight board won’t have mandate to change policy

Facebook oversight board won’t have mandate to change policy Facebook oversight board won’t have mandate to change policy

Facebook has unveiled the finished charter for its content oversight board , and it' s evident that the social site wants to give the board at least some meaningf Facebook will train its content -removal AI with police camera footage.

Facebook on Tuesday released more details about its Supreme Court for content decisions — an oversight board that would have the ability to overrule CEO Mark Zuckerberg . In blog post that was updated Tuesday, Brent Harris, Director of Governance and Global Affairs at Facebook

Facebook has unveiled the finished charter for its content oversight board, and it's evident that the social site wants to give the board at least some meaningful independence. The new rules will let users appeal content decisions directly to the board instead of through Facebook's usual channels, and any decisions will be binding no matter who at Facebook disagrees with it, according to Mark Zuckerberg. The charter also outlines how Facebook intends to keep the board independent throughout the overall process, and how it will choose and work on cases.

Facebook's new content oversight board can overrule Mark Zuckerberg

The board will be chosen from qualified and vetted candidates "outside of our normal channels," including through a recommendation portal that will let anyone suggest candidates. There will also be an in-between trust that oversees pay and other day-to-day operations. You'll see at least 11 members (Facebook wants 40) with each serving a maximum of three terms of three years apiece. They'll be chosen on a range of criteria that includes not just relevant experience, but open-mindedness and impartiality. It wants people from a wide range of cultural, political and religious backgrounds.

Facebook will soon announce the first members of its oversight board

Facebook will soon announce the first members of its oversight board Facebook will soon name the first members of a new oversight board designed to hold the platform more accountable in its content moderation decisions, the company said Tuesday as it released a charter governing the fledgling institution. © Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Facebook will soon name the first members of a new oversight board designed to hold the platform more accountable in its content moderation decisions, the company said Tuesday. At least 11 individuals, and as many as 40, will ultimately serve on the body to review the company's handling of content takedowns or appeals on Facebook and Instagram, the company said.

According to the charter Facebook released September 17th, the oversight board will be composed of at least 11 and up to 40 members who will serve no more than three different three-year terms. ‘The board ’ s decision will be binding, even if I or anyone at Facebook disagrees with it,’ says Zuckerberg .

Today Facebook released the charter establishing the theoretically independent Oversight Board , with Zuckerberg explaining that when it […] A real check to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg ’ s control is finally coming in the form of a 11- to 40-member Oversight Board that will review appeals to its

The board will have a specific process for handling cases. A rotating case selection committee will choose cases to recommend, with at least one of them from the region where the complaint came from. The board will choose the cases themselves, but general staff will choose the panel and case manager. It'll be up to the board and its staff to determine if more research is needed. Facebook will just be there to supply information when requested. Draft decisions from the panel will be circulated to the whole board, which can call for a fresh review if a majority objects to the outcome.

All decisions will go into a database that will serve as precedent for future decisions, much like traditional court systems.

The oversight board won't hear cases until the first half of 2020, although you should hear about its first members before 2019 is over.

Facebook to name first oversight panel members by year-end

Facebook to name first oversight panel members by year-end 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.

Facebook released new governing documents for an independent oversight board that can overturn decisions by the company itself. Facebook ' s founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks to participants during the Viva Technologie show at Parc des Expositions Porte de Versailles on May 24

SAN FRANCISCO — As Mark Zuckerberg begins shifting Facebook to private messaging and away from public sharing and open conversations, the vision he has sketched out for the future of social networking already exists — just not in the United States.

If all goes according to plan, the board should help Facebook settle disputes over controversial decisions in a more educated and objective fashion. As TechCrunchmentioned, though, this could also help Facebook's leadership wash its hands of responsibility if a decision proves unpopular or leads to regulatory trouble -- don't blame us, it's the board's fault. Facebook can also decide just how broadly to apply the precedents set by case decisions, so the outcome may not always sync with expectations. Even so, it's a start that could help it address the many, many disputes that have come up over the years.

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