Monday, November 30, 2020
News
NEWS HOME
»
PRN INDIA
Oversight Board Begins Accepting Appeals
  SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend  
   

Facebook and Instagram users may appeal Facebook's content moderation decisions

Facebook may also seek Board's guidance

Decisions will be binding on the company

LONDON, Oct. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --  Today the Oversight Board announced that Facebook and Instagram users can now submit appeals on content removal to the Oversight Board for an independent review. Facebook can also refer cases for a decision about whether content should remain up or come down from either Facebook or Instagram. Decisions made by the Board will be independent and binding upon Facebook. Over the following months, people will also have the opportunity to appeal to the Board on content they want Facebook to remove.

The Oversight Board is a global body that will make independent decisions on whether specific content should be allowed or removed from Facebook and Instagram. Board Members are drawn from around the world with backgrounds in free expression, digital rights, online safety and other related fields.

"The Board is eager to get to work," said Catalina Botero-Marino, Co-Chair of the Oversight Board. "We won't be able to hear every appeal, but want our decisions to have the widest possible value, and will be prioritizing cases that have the potential to impact many users around the world, are of critical importance to public discourse, and raise questions about Facebook's policies."

Users can submit an eligible case for review through the Oversight Board website, once they have exhausted their content appeals with Facebook. Facebook can also refer cases to the Board on an ongoing basis, including in emergency circumstances under the Expedited Review procedure.

"Content that could lead to urgent, real-world consequences will be reviewed as quickly as possible," said Jamal Greene, Co-Chair of the Oversight Board. "The Board provides a critical independent check on Facebook's approach to moderating content on the most significant issues, but doesn't remove the responsibility of Facebook to act first and to act fast in emergencies."

After selection, cases will be assigned to a five-Member panel with at least one Member from the region implicated in the content. No single Board Member makes a decision alone.

Cases will be decided upon using both Facebook's Community Standards and Values and international human rights standards. In addition to now accepting cases, the Board is able to recommend changes to Facebook's Community Standards alongside its decisions.

Each case will have a public comment period to allow third parties to share their insights with the Board. Case descriptions will be posted on the Board website with a request for public comment before the Board begins deliberations. These descriptions will not include any information which could potentially identify the users involved in a case.

"Human rights and freedom of expression will be at the core of every decision we make," said Botero-Marino. "These cases will have far-reaching, real world consequences. It is our job to ensure we are serving users and holding Facebook accountable."

The Board expects to reach case decisions and Facebook to act on these decisions within a maximum of 90 days. For more information visit www.oversightboard.com.

About The Oversight Board
The Oversight Board, comprising independent Members from around the world, makes binding decisions on what content Facebook and Instagram should allow or remove, based on respect for freedom of expression and human rights. The Oversight Board is focused on addressing some of the most significant content moderation decisions on Facebook and Instagram that are referred by both users and Facebook.

Logo - https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/1318248/Oversight_Board_Logo.jpg

More News by PR Newswire India

Sinopec kickstarts extensive research on CO2 emissions peak and carbon neutral

HGC honoured with Best OTT Partnership Award

World Leaders and Millions of Citizens Call for Peace at Third Online Rally of Hope

New Centre for Medicines Research (CMR) Clinical Factbook From Clarivate Highlights Increasing Cost and Complexity of Phase II Trials

NPL and Cambridge Quantum Computing (CQC) collaborate in quantum computing

Syngenta Crop Protection announces launch of Spiropidion: a new insecticide active ingredient

Oslo, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Budapest Commit to Clean Construction, Moving the Industry Towards a Sustainable Future

Cobwebs' Threat Intelligence Solutions

American Wave Machines, Inc. Announces Two PerfectSwell® Projects

Yili's dollar bond debut wins the highest international credit rating

Which Windows Internet Security Software protects you best and which slows down your workstation

PR Newswire Publishes 2020 Tech Media Pitching Kit

Singapore-based startup Plano Wins World's Most Innovative HealthTech Startup 2020 Award

Longitude Prize launches AMR Voices: Stories from the frontlines of antibiotic resistance during Covid-19

Clarivate Strengthens IP Offering in Mainland China with New Domain Registrar License

Venture Global LNG Awards KBR EPC Contract for Plaquemines LNG Export Facility

Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute at St. David's Medical Center to host virtual international symposium on complex cardiac arrhythmias

Volvo Financial Services Realigns Asia Pacific Organization to Better Serve Customers

Transforming the Future of Digital Health Management - Enjoy a More Fulfilling Life With Zepp

Philip Wong Joins Vasayo as President of Greater China Region

Enterprise Holdings Pledges $120 Million to Advance Social and Racial Equity and Expand the Fight Against Hunger

Tony Blair Institute and Oracle Launch Africa Vaccine Management in the Cloud

GemVax & KAEL reports further positive data from GV1001 Phase II Alzheimer's Disease trial

Xinhua Silk Road: Wuliangye joins Chinese business leaders to promote digital productivity in Asia Pacific

Fresenius Kabi and ASPEN partner for an expert interview series on omega-3 fatty acid containing parenteral nutrition

HarperCollins India is delighted to announce the acquisition of two new books by bestselling author, Preeti Shenoy

2020 TADS Awards Winners Announced At "TADS AWARDS GALA 2020" Presentation Ceremony Hosted in Hong Kong

CDNetworks Releases State of the Web Security for H1 2020: Web Application Attacks Boosted Over 800%

Recently published data on Favipiravir as treatment for mild to moderate COVID-19 demonstrates significant improvement in time to clinical cure

Zentiva Continues Its Planet-Z Program For A Healthier Planet By Planting 4,500 Trees In Portugal

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Menlo Security as a Growth and Innovation Leader in the Asia-Pacific Web Security Market

Godrej Interio launches essential range, ushering festivities in India

Zymo Research Receives CE IVD Mark for its Quick-DNA/RNAâ„¢ Viral MagBead Kit

Indira IVF is now in 93 centres across India

Creation of a research partnership between Pierre Fabre and Y-Biologics for the development of new immunotherapies based on monoclonal antibodies

GCash overtakes popular brands in local app rankings

G20 Riyadh Summit: Release of Leaders' Declaration

CGTN: China calls for more inclusive development in post-COVID world

Family Photo from Today's Opening Session of the G20 Riyadh Summit

OPENING REMARKS: G20 Riyadh Summit

GAC MOTOR Lands in Chile With Its GS4, GS3, and GA4, building up strength in South America and Accelerating Global Expansion

 
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
 
 
INDIA WORLD ASIA
Elections no solution to Kashmir problem...
Rajnath Singh on 2-day visit to Lucknow...
Drone sighted in J-K's RS Pura Sector...
After CAA, BJP-led Central govt faces fl...
Farmers' protests backed by unwanted ele...
Cong and BJP leaders exchange barbs afte...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
India fall to 51-run defeat; Austra... 
Demand for BIS certified two-wheele... 
Jaishankar calls on UAE Prime Minis... 
BJP wants to liberate Hyderabad fro... 
Goa CM's 10,000 jobs promise is a p... 
Researchers develop AI to detect Co... 
Sonakshi Sinha enjoys a lazy Sunday... 
Serotonin promotes patience in part...