Facebook has declared that the first 20 members of its oversight Board an independent body that can overturn the company’s personal content decisions.
The board will govern counter appeals from Facebook as well as Instagram’s users and there were questions from facebook though it admitted it will have to pick and choose which content cases to take due to the sheer volume of them.
Via content management system the board gets cases that are linked to social media platforms. After all this, they will discuss the case though a committee before issuing a last decision on the content should be allowed to be there or not.
The team includes lawyers, journalists, human rights, as well as advocates, and other academics. These team members are experts in areas like digital fields, religious freedom, conflicts between rights, content moderation, and also civil rights.
The remarkable team members will have Alan Rusbridger, former editor in the chief of the Guardian Newspaper, and the former judge and VP and the European Court of the Human Rights the great Andras Sajo.
A former Prime Minister of Denmark is one of the bourds four co-chairs. She expresses stating that “ Up until many hard decisions about content have been taken by the social media and you could say Mark Zukerberg while talking in a press conference and Facebook has declined to replace such criteria.”
The hearing cases will be taken through the board soon. There could be 40 members picked up on Facebook. The co-chair of the board- Jamal told that “it’s one thing to the complaint about content moderation and challenges within it, both are different things to work on it.”
“the problems like this have been with us since the dawn od social sites and this is a new startup.” The board finalized to publish on transparency every year and work on what Facebook has done with all of the recommendations.