World Donald Trump's Facebook Future Will Be Decided by These People
Fact check: A viral image of restaurant diners does not depict the Facebook content policy team
A post falsely claims to show the Facebook team that sets the platform's rules. The image has been shared many times claiming to show various groups.“Facebook community standards team,” it claims. “This is literally who bans us.
Facebook's Oversight Board is planning to announce whether or not former Presidentwill be able to return to the social media platform on Wednesday.
Trump was indefinitely locked out of hisaccount after he was accused of using his social media platforms to incite a mob of his supporters to storm the U.S. Capitol in a deadly riot on January 6.
The following day, Facebook CEOwrote in a post that the risk of continuing to allow Trump to use Facebook and during the presidential transition period was "simply too great."
Trump's Facebook ban upheld by Oversight Board
The board said that Facebook was "justified in suspending Mr. Trump’s accounts," but that the company should reassess its decision to ban him "indefinitely."The decision to uphold the ban is a blow to Trump's hopes to post again to Facebook or Instagram anytime soon, but it opens the door to him eventually returning to the platforms. Facebook must complete a review of the length of the suspension within six months, the board said.
Later in January, Facebook referred Trump's case to the Oversight Board, which launched last year, for an "independent judgement" on whether the ban should be permanent. Their ruling will be binding, according to the board's website.
The 20-person panel includes human rights experts, journalists, a Nobel Laureate, the former editor-in-chief of Britain's The Guardian newspaper and a former prime minister of Denmark.
Here are all the members of Facebook's Oversight Board:
Afia Asantewaa Asare-Kyei
Program Manager, Open Society Initiative for West Africa (Senegal & Ghana)
Asare-Kyei is a human rights lawyer and development professional experienced in supporting and developing transformational social programs in Africa.
Facebook board decision on Trump ban pleases no one
Facebook's Oversight Board's long-awaited ruling on former President Trump's account ban pushed the decision back to the Silicon Valley giant, fueling calls for government regulation and oversight from both sides of the aisle. Democrats and advocates have criticized the process and the board's decision to leave open the ability for Trump to return, while Republicans have centered their criticism around accusations that Facebook is censoring conservatives through the ban. Trump, unsurprisingly, also slammed the decision - lumping together Facebook, Twitter and Google.
Professor and Chair, University of Oklahoma College of Law (USA)
Aswad is also the Director of the college's Center for International Business & Human Rights. From 1999 to 2013, Aswad served as an attorney in the State Department's Legal Bureau. During her time there, she advised on issues including freedom of expression online.
Senior Editor and Board Member, The Jakarta Post (Indonesia)
Bayuni writes on national politics, international relations, political Islam and the media landscape. Earlier in his career, he worked for Reuters and Agence France-Presse as their Indonesian correspondent.
Chairholder, UNESCO Chair on Freedom of Expression, Universidad de Los Andes (Colombia)
She is a former dean of the law school at the Universidad de Los Andes. From 2008 to 2014, she was the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression for the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights at the Organization of American States.
Trump is Facebook’s problem, again
Your move, Mark.
Professor, National Chengchi University (Taiwan)
Chen is a professor of communication, whose research interests include media content and its effects, social media in elections, as well as mobile communication and privacy.
Founder, Digital Rights Foundation (Pakistan)
Dad is a lawyer and founded Digital Rights Foundation, a charity focused on cyber harassment, data protection and free speech online in Pakistan and South Asia
Professor, Columbia Law School (USA)
At Columbia Law School, Greene has taught courses on constitutional law, the First Amendment and more. Prior to joining the school's faculty, he clerked for Hon. Guido Calabresi on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and for the Hon. John Paul Stevens on the.
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (Yemen)
‘Infinitely harder’: Trumpland fears Facebook’s impact on 2024
The president’s suspension remains in place. And GOP operatives worry what that might mean for him and the party.The ruling by the Facebook oversight board meant that Trump would remain off the platform for the foreseeable future and, perhaps, well beyond should the company make the ban permanent. In practical terms, the main driver of Republican Party enthusiasm would be less omnipresent in voters’ lives—a reality that sparked fear for some GOP operatives. As for Trump, he would remain without one of the great money-raising spigots in all of politics as his political operation geared up for a possible 2024 run.
Karman is a Yemeni journalist and civil rights activist who was awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize for her role in the Yemeni uprising. She co-founded the group Women Journalists Without Chains to promote freedom of expression and democratic rights. From 2007 to 2010, she regularly led demonstrations and sit-ins in Tahrir Square in Yemen's capital. In 2011, she actively participated in the protests against ruling regimes that became known as the Arab Spring.
Director, Human Rights Watch Global Alliances and Partnerships (Kenya)
Kiai is the formerSpecial Rapporteur for Freedom of Assembly and Association and was a founding co-director at InformAction, a Kenyan human rights NGO.
Vice Chancellor and Professor of Law, National Law School of India University
Krishnaswamy was part of the founding team of the Alternative Law Forum and is a co-founder of the Centre for Law and Policy Research, which aims to redefine the concept and practice of public interest lawyering in India. He is the author of Democracy and Constitutionalism in India.
Professor, Rio de Janeiro State University's Law School (Brazil)
Lemos is a partner at a leading law firm in Brazil, and specializes in technology, intellectual property, media and public policy. He co-created Brazil's Internet Bill of Rights, which protects freedom of expression and information and became law in 2014.
Hillicon Valley: Trump's Facebook ban to stay in place, board rules | Facebook board's Trump decision pleases no one | Republicans float support for antitrust reform
Welcome to Hillicon Valley, The Hill's newsletter detailing all you need to know about the tech and cyber news from Capitol Hill to Silicon Valley. If you don't already, be sure to sign up for our newsletter by clicking HERE. Follow our cyber reporter, Maggie Miller (@magmill95), and tech team, Chris Mills Rodrigo (@chrisismills) and Rebecca Klar (@rebeccaklar_), for more coverage.The Facebook Oversight Board upheld the suspension on former President Trump's account on Wednesday, but the board's long awaited decision largely kicked the issue back over to Facebook.
Professor and Director of the Constitutional Law Center, Stanford Law School (USA)
McConnell teaches a course on freedom of speech, press and religion. From 2002 to 2009, he served as a Circuit Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit after being nominated by President.
Chief Executive Officer, PEN America (USA)
Nossel has previously served as the Chief Operating Officer of Human Rights Watch and as Executive Director of Amnesty International USA. She authored Dare to Speak: Defending Free Speech for All.
Executive Director, Internet Sans Frontières (Cameroon & France)
An expert in digital rights and international technology law, Owono leads Internet Sans Frontières, defending digital rights and access to the Internet. She is also a fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University and a Digital Civil Society Fellow at.
Advocate and Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, Israel (Israel)
Palmor has worked as a civil servant at the Israeli Ministry of Justice, first as a prosecutor and then as Director of the Department of Pardons. Between 2014 and 2019, she served as Director General of the Ministry of Justice.
Principal, Lady Margaret Hall Oxford (United Kingdom)
Rusbridger is the chair of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism and was the editor-in-chief of The Guardian newspaper in the U.K. from 1995 to 2015.
University Professor, Central European University (Hungary)
Facebook - not its 'Supreme Court' - needs to enforce its moderation policies, according to one of the board members who called the company 'lazy' for pushing the Trump decision to the group
Members told Axios that Facebook was "lazy" to force the decision upon the Oversight Board, which isn't "here to invent new rules for Facebook."John Samples - vice president of the Libertarian think tank Cato Institute and one of the members of the independent review board - made the comment in an interview with Axios. It came a day after the group upheld Facebook's decision that kept Trump barred from using the platform but did not decide for Facebook how long the ban would last, which is what the company was asking the board to do.
Sajo is a former Judge and Vice President at the European Court of Human Rights, and a member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He also served as legal advisor to the first freely elected President of Hungary.
Vice President, Cato Institute (USA)
Samples founded and now directs Cato's Center for Representative Government, which is dedicated to studying freedom of speech, the First Amendment and other aspects of US political institutions.
Professor, School of Law at Queensland University of Technology (Australia)
Suzor's research examines the governance of the Internet and social networks, the regulation of automated systems, digital copyright and knowledge commons. He is the author of the 2019 book Lawless: the secret rules that govern our digital lives.
Former Prime Minister, Denmark (Denmark)
Thorning-Schmidt was the Prime Minister of Denmark from 2011 to 2015. After leaving office, she was the chief executive of Save the Children. She is a member of several foreign policy think tanks, including the US Council on Foreign Relations, and serves on corporate boards in Denmark, the UK and the US.
For more information about Facebook's Oversight Board, visit the website.
Can the Oversight Board force Facebook to follow its own rules? .
Facebook’s Oversight Board finally handed down its most consequential decision to date: whether or not Facebook’s “indefinite” suspension of Donald Trump should be permanent. Except, it only sort of made a decision. In an unexpected twist, the board said that, while it agreed with Facebook’s initial call to suspend Trump, it disagreed with its handling of the situation, and that the company should be the ones to decide whether Trump should be able to return to the platform. So, once again, the fate of Donald Trump’s Facebook account is up in the air. The social network, led by Nick Clegg, has six months to make up its mind.