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Facebook have announced a new oversight committee coming in 2020.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-49735795

 

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Facebook has unveiled its plan to create an independent "oversight" board to make decisions over how the network is moderated.

The firm insisted the panel, which will hear its first "cases" in 2020, will have power to override decisions it makes over contentious material and influence new policy.

The idea, dubbed the Facebook supreme court, will eventually comprise 40 people around the world, but will be smaller at first.

Experts have questioned the board's independence, as well as the motivation behind the move.

"Facebook does not have a court," said Bernie Hogan, senior research fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute. "The only vote that really counts is the majority shareholder, Mark Zuckerberg."

He added: "Facebook's 'supreme court' invokes all the pomp and circumstance of actual judicial practice without any of the responsibility to citizens."

I totally agree with Bernie Hogan here. To me this seems more of a publicity exercise than anything else. Either that or they are getting lost in their own self importance.


 

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How would the process work?

Facebook outlined how the board would operate in a charter published on Tuesday. The goals of the panel, as stated by Facebook, are to:

  • "Provide oversight of Facebook's content decisions"
  • Reverse Facebook's decisions when necessary"
  • "Be an independent authority outside of Facebook"

 

 

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why i am not surprised

 

i would be fine if this was randomly selected users


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Zuck thought they were his friends, but the poor robot found out he was only being used. No matter how much he tries to be their friends again, the little robot has been rejected. Undeterred, the little robot that couldn't will valiantly continue to burn down its platform in an effort to get people to like him again.

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Randomly selected users would also be a horrible solution if they would not do vigorous screening of the the subjects up for that position, then again they own Facebook so they probably could.

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so what actual power will this "panel" have? is it just an honor system on facebook's end? could they not just turn around and say "yeah, we're not doing that" in repsonse to the panel's "ruling"

 

will the board be given beneficial ownership of the company and give them the ability to fire any facebook exec should they chose?

 

because the wording of

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and influence new policy.

certainly doesn't sound like they have a lot of real power


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1 hour ago, Arika S said:

so what actual power will this "panel" have? is it just an honor system on facebook's end? could they not just turn around and say "yeah, we're not doing that" in repsonse to the panel's "ruling"

 

will the board be given beneficial ownership of the company and give them the ability to fire any facebook exec should they chose?

 

because the wording of

certainly doesn't sound like they have a lot of real power

They explicitly state that the decisions are binding, although there are limits.  Facebook doesn't necessarily have to apply precedents set in one case to other areas that aren't directly affected.

 

No, the board can't fire Facebook execs, because it's a content oversight board, not a board of directors.  The point is to make content reviews that are consistent, informed and thoughtful, rather than asking product leaders to make snap decisions that may end up pleasing no one.

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Lol who uses facebook these days anyway.


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