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Conservatives Demand Supreme Court Overrule Fake Facebook Court, Others Weigh In

On Wednesday, Facebook’s Oversight Board, the pseudo-legalistic, questionably independent body that the company claims has the power to review and potentially overrule official moderation decisions, issued its not-so-final proclamations regarding the status of Donald Trump’s account.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Science, Instagram, Articles, Joe Biden, Software, Donald Trump, Operating Systems, Trumpism, Breitbart, Jim Jordan, Tom Cotton, Clarence Thomas, Frank Pallone, David Segal


Comments on the Oversight Board’s Decision Regarding Trump’s Facebook Account

Today, the Oversight Board issued its decision regarding Facebook’s decision to suspend Trump’s account for two posts Trump made during the January 6 insurrection. The decision covers a lot of ground (it’s nearly 12k words), and I’ll only cover part of it. The decision has three main points: Trump violated Facebook’s rules. Facebook was justified to suspend Trump’s account, but it was not justified to suspend it for an indefinite period. Facebook should publicly clarify several policies. The ...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Law, United States, Trump, Board, Don, Capitol, The Board, Content Regulation, Facebook Account, Oversight Board, Facebook Because, Facebook the Board, Decision Trump Violated Facebook, Facebook Worse


Facebook Oversight Board upholds Donald Trump’s suspension from the platform

By Brian Fung | CNN Business Facebook can keep blocking former President Donald Trump from using its platform, the social network’s court-like Oversight Board said Wednesday. The landmark move affirms the company’s decision to suspend Trump in January after the US Capitol riots. However, the board said Facebook must review the decision within six months. The decision also applies to Facebook-owned Instagram where Trump has an account. Trump has almost 60 million followers across Facebook and In...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Business, Politics, Technology, News, Instagram, Supreme Court, California News, Sport, Soccer, Donald Trump, Trump, Board, Harvard Law School, Capitol


For Trump and Facebook, judgment day is around the corner

Facebook unceremoniously confiscated Trump’s biggest social media megaphone months ago, but the former president might be poised to snatch it back. Facebook’s Oversight Board, an external Supreme Court-like policy decision making group, will either restore Trump’s Facebook privileges or banish him forever on Wednesday. Whatever happens, it’s a huge moment for Facebook’s nascent experiment in outsourcing hard content moderation calls to an elite group of global thinkers, academics and political f...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Supreme Court, Social Networks, Minneapolis, Stanford, Social Media, Tech, Ceo, Software, Nick Clegg, President, Computing


Facebook Oversight Board to announce if it’ll reverse Trump ban on May 5

Facebook’s Oversight Board — something akin to a supreme court for the company — will decide whether to reverse the controversial Trump ban on Wednesday at 9:00 AM ET. The Trump ban went into effect on January 7, a day after the Capitol riot. Zuckerberg said Trump was banned “indefinitely” from Facebook and Instagram, but the matter was then submitted to the company’s Oversight Board on January 21. The Oversight Board was originally slated to make a decision within 90 days, but the ruling was de...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Politics, Instagram, Zuckerberg, Insider, Trump, Oversight Board, Facebook 's Oversight Board, Facebook Oversight Board


Facebook’s decision-review body to take “weeks” longer over Trump ban call

Facebook’s self-styled and handpicked ‘Oversight Board’ will make a decision on whether or not to overturn an indefinite suspension of the account of former president Donald Trump within “weeks”, it said in a brief update statement on the matter today. The high profile case appears to have attracted major public interest, with the FOB tweeting that it’s received more than 9,000 responses so far to its earlier request for public feedback. It added that its commitment to “carefully reviewing all c...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Social Media, Tech, Policy, United States, Donald Trump, Trump, Board, The Board, Oversight Board, Platform regulation, Facebook Oversight Board, Facebook s Oversight Board


You Can Finally Flag Bad Takes Directly to Facebook's Oversight Board

If you have problems with any hate speech, harassment, or generally bad takes that appear on your Facebook feed, good news! On Tuesday, the (supposedly) independent Oversight Board announced that users can appeal directly to it directly regarding questionable content that’s been left up on Facebook and Instagram. Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Instagram, Social Media, Software, Computing, Operating Systems, Oversight Board, Facebook s Oversight Board, Technology Internet


Facebook users to get ‘independent’ appeal hearings against posts

Oversight Board braced for onslaught of cases concerning issues including blasphemy and hate speechFacebook users can now appeal to the company’s quasi-independent Oversight Board to get bad posts removed, the body has announced, in a large expansion of its role just three months after it issued its first findings.From Tuesday, the Board, which is comprised of 20 luminaries from the worlds of law, media and academia that include a former editor of the Guardian and a former prime minister of Denm...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Social Networking, Society, UK News, Denmark, Board, Oversight Board


Facebook, Instagram users can now ask ‘oversight’ panel to review decisions not to remove content

Facebook’s self-styled ‘Oversight Board’ (FOB) has announced an operational change that looks intended to respond to criticism of the limits of the self-regulatory content-moderation decision review body: It says it’s started accepting requests from users to review decisions to leave content up on Facebook and Instagram. The move expands the FOB’s remit beyond reviewing (and mostly reversing) content takedowns — an arbitrary limit that critics said aligns it with the economic incentives of its p...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Instagram, US, Social Media, Tech, Policy, User Generated Content, Donald Trump, Trump, Board, Facebook Instagram, Freedom Of Expression, Oversight Board, Content Moderation, FOB


Facebook says Trump can’t skirt its ban through daughter-in-law’s account

Trump’s daughter-in-law Lara Trump promoted a new interview with the former president on Facebook and Instagram Tuesday, but a workaround to Trump’s ban on two of the world’s most popular social networks wasn’t long for this world. She was apparently swiftly cautioned by Facebook that anything posted “in the voice of President Trump” is not currently allowed on Facebook or Instagram and would be subject to removal. Trump himself remains banned on Facebook pending a decision by the Oversight Boar...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Abc, Washington Post, Social Media, Tech, Donald Trump, Trump, Oversight Board, Lara Trump, Lara Trump @laraleatrump Facebook, View Fox News


Bill Gates says Trump should probably be allowed back on Facebook, despite his 'corrosive' statements about the election

Microsoft cofounder and former CEO Bill Gates. Dursun Aydemir/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates said Trump should probably be allowed back on Facebook.  Gates told CNBC he expects Trump's accounts will be reinstated, possibly with warnings on his posts. Facebook's oversight board is currently deciding whether to allow Trump back on the platform. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Facebook should eventually lift its ban on former President Donal...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Microsoft, Cbs News, Trends, Bill Gates, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Gates, Cnbc, Trump, Andrew Ross Sorkin, US Capitol, Tech Insider, Oversight Board


Trump Facebook ban draws flood of opinions as Oversight Board nears ruling over Capitol riot suspension

Pressure intensifies on Facebook Oversight Board as it nears decision on whether to reverse Trump's indefinite suspension from Facebook and Instagram         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Facebook, Usa, News, Instagram, Usa Today, Trump, Capitol, Trump Facebook, Oversight Board, Facebook Oversight Board


Facebook’s ‘oversight’ body overturns four takedowns and issues a slew of policy suggestions

Facebook’s self-regulatory ‘Oversight Board’ (FOB) has delivered its first batch of decisions on contested content moderation decisions almost two months after picking its first cases. A long time in the making, the FOB is part of Facebook’s crisis PR push to distance its business from the impact of controversial content moderation decisions — by creating a review body to handle a tiny fraction of the complaints its content takedowns attract. It started accepting submissions for review in Octobe...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Instagram, US, Tech, Policy, United States, Hate Speech, Donald Trump, Board, UA, Oversight Board, Content Moderation, Dangerous Individuals and Organizations, Facebook Oversight Board, Oversight Board FOB


Facebook’s Trump ban could be lifted by its Oversight Board

Facebook’s “indefinite” ban on Donald Trump could be lifted by the company’s Oversight Board, the company announced on Thursday. The former US president’s Facebook and Instagram accounts were blocked in the wake of the US Capitol insurrection, due to concerns that Trump would use the platform to foment further violence. At the time, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the ban would remain in place at least until Joe Biden replaced him as president. But now that the inauguration has taken place, th...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, US, Social Media, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, US Capitol, Oversight Board


Facebook passes decision on whether to permanently ban Trump over to newly created oversight board

Facebook. Jeff Chiu/AP Facebook's oversight board will review the suspension of Trump's Facebook and Instagram accounts. The oversight board serves as Facebook's "Supreme Court" by handling its complex content decisions. The board has 90 days to make its decision. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Facebook's independent oversight board will review the company's decision to permanently suspend former US President Donald Trump's Instagram and Facebook accounts, the company ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Instagram, Supreme Court, US, Trends, Donald Trump, Zuckerberg, Trump, Clegg, Trump Facebook, Tech Insider, Mark Zuckerberg Facebook, Oversight Board, Nick Clegg Facebook


Trump v. Facebook

Facebook has decided to ask its new, independent Oversight Board to rule on its decision to suspend Donald Trump indefinitely. The Board will be able to make a binding determination regarding Trump, telling Facebook it was right or wrong, and Facebook and Instagram will obey. Trump will be free to a statement to the Board within two weeks. Though the question is specific to Trump, it will undoubtedly have larger impact as other government officials — in Germany, the EU, the UK, and most ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Publishing, UK, Instagram, Washington Post, Germany, Uncategorized, Eu, Turkey, Iran, Philippines, Nick Clegg, New York Times, Italy, Poland


Facebook's much-hyped oversight board that can overrule even CEO Mark Zuckerberg likely won't make any decisions until after Election Day

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appears before a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019. Andrew Harnik/AP Facebook's oversight board — a pseudo-independent group sometimes called Facebook's "Supreme Court" that can review and overrule the company's decisions to remove posts — announced its launch Thursday. Facebook and Instagram users will now be able to submit appeals on content moderation to the board for review. The board has give...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, Instagram, Washington, Advertising, US, Trends, United States, Capitol Hill, Co, Board, HARRIS, House Financial Services Committee, Andrew Harnik, Helle Thorning Schmidt


‘Won’t shy away from tough cases’: Facebook Oversight Board in response to questions about platform’s bias

Facebook’s Oversight Board has said that cases that consider how the company treats hate speech content from public figures are within its scope. Such cases “are the type of highly challenging cases that the board expects to consider when we begin operating”, the Board said in a statement to MediaNama. Economic Times first reported it. In a statement to MediaNama, the Board said that it “is empowered to make binding and independent decisions on many of the most challenging content issues on Face...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, News, Instagram, India, Denmark, Hate Speech, Wall Street Journal, Board, The Board, Bharatiya Janata Party BJP, Helle Thorning Schmidt, Medianama, Facebook India, Oversight Board, Facebook Oversight Board


Tech watchdog calls on Facebook Oversight Board members to demand real power or resign

A new policy-focused nonprofit that emerged from the recent wave of big tech scrutiny is calling for members of Facebook’s Oversight Board to either step up or step down. In an open letter, Accountable Tech urges the five U.S.-based Facebook Oversight Board members to “demand the Board be given real authority” or quit their positions. “Each of you were selected to serve on this Board because of your outspoken commitment to free expression, human rights, and democratic values,” the letter’s au...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Instagram, Government, Tech, Hillary Clinton, Clinton, Trump, Board, Gill, Trump Administration, Oversight Board, Lehrich, Jesse Lehrich, Facebook Oversight Board


Top 10 stories of the week: July 6th to July 12th 2020

In no particular order, here are MediaNama’s top 10 stories of the week ended 12th July 2020 MediaNama would like to thank its sponsors: , for their support. Week after ‘Chinese’ app ban, Indian govt launches ‘Atmanirbhar’ app innovation challenge Within a week of banning 59 ‘Chinese’ apps, the Indian government on July 4 launched an ‘app innovation challenge’, involving cash rewards and other incentives, to promote existing Indian apps, and help in the development of new apps. Read it here Fac...
Tags: Travel, Home, Facebook, Hong Kong, UK, News, Instagram, Australia, China, India, Mumbai, Bangalore, Ministry, UK Australia, ClearView, CBSE


Facebook hits 2.5B users in Q4 but shares sink from slow profits

Facebook beat Wall Street estimates in Q4 but slowing profit growth beat up the share price. Facebook reached 2.5 billion monthly users, up 2%, from 2.45 billion in Q3 2019 when it grew 1.65%, and it now has 1.66 billion daily active users, up 2.4% from 1.62 billion last quarter when it grew 2%. Facebook brought in $21.08 billion in revenue, up 25% year-over-year, with $2.56 in earnings per share. But net income was just $7.3 billion, up only 7% year-over-year compared to 61% growth over 2018...
Tags: Social, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Advertising Tech, US, Tech, Canada, Earnings, Capitol Hill, Ftc, Zuckerberg, Zack


Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is ditching his tradition of setting himself wacky New Year's resolutions (FB)

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is ditching his tradition of setting himself annual challenges. The 34-year-old billionaire exec said that he's now handling more "social responsibility" and is raising a family. In previous years, his challenges have ranged from making an AI assistant to only eating meat from animals he killed himself. "While I'm glad I did annual challenges over the last decade, it's time to do something different," he wrote. "This decade I'm going to take a longer term focus." ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Instagram, Trends, Myanmar, Signal, Zuckerberg, Priscilla Chan, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Max, Facebook Instagram, Cambridge Analytica, Oversight Board


We Are Social’s Monday Mashup #461

Facebook reveals how Oversight Board will work Facebook has released a charter explaining how its (theoretically) independent Oversight Board will work. The board will review appeals to Facebook’s policy decisions, like content takedowns, and make recommendations for changes. Its decision will be final, even if those at Facebook aren’t happy about it. But many are skeptical, particularly as Facebook itself will choose the board’s initial members. For a rundown of how the board came about, how it...
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