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  • it's been dubbed by some as Facebook's Supreme Court, the world's largest social media site, has launched its independent oversight board nearly a year behind schedule.

  • Things has never been established before.

  • It is an experiment.

  • A timeline is to start working immediately this song that a lot of people have many complaints.

  • But the delay?

  • It means that Facebook's unlikely toe handle cases related to the upcoming US election.

  • So how will it work?

  • It was created in response to criticism over the way the social network handles problematic content.

  • But it was probably around the time when it became public.

  • Mark Zuckerberg first publicly floated the idea.

  • In 2018 the board will rule where the content posts, photos, videos and comments should be taken down on Facebook, and its photo sharing site, Instagram Thes, could be submitted by users or Facebook itself.

  • The board can also recommend policy changes, although Facebook doesn't have to implement them.

  • The social network has committed an initial $130 million to running the board.

  • So who's on it?

  • 20 members, although that will grow, including a former Danish prime minister, a Yemeni Nobel Peace Prize laureate, law experts on EMI Palme, former director general of the Israeli Ministry of Justice.

  • Part of our independence as a board is that we are not concerned with Facebook as a company that wants to make money.

  • I think that the fact that the board exists has already an impact on Facebook.

  • I think the changes in Facebook policies in the past few months and I think that a certain type of public discourse that has been evolving.

  • At first, the board is expected to take on only dozens of cases and eventually thousands, but it's been criticized for its limited scope.

  • In 2019 alone, uses appealed more than 10 million pieces of content that Facebook removed or took action on.

  • But Facebook's head of global affairs, Nick Clegg, says the chosen cases will have wider relevance.

  • It's an experiment which is great, I think, significant for anyone who's interested in that boundary, that barrier between free expression onda content which should not circulate on social global social media platforms.

  • The late launch means the board is unlikely to handle cases related to the U.

  • S election on November 3rd, this'll has come under fire.

  • Tech watchdog accountable Tech said The launch would be too late to address Facebook's deficiencies ahead of the election.

  • In September, Facebook critics launched a rival group to review the company's content moderation, dubbed the rial Facebook Oversight Board.

  • I suspect in the long run, the credibility and worth of legitimacy of this oversight board will only really be established, as and when it starts hearing cases and people see how it is arriving at wise on difficult judgments on very tricky, tricky content issues.

it's been dubbed by some as Facebook's Supreme Court, the world's largest social media site, has launched its independent oversight board nearly a year behind schedule.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/10/24
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