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  • Facebook's oversight board announced decisions Thursday on its first ever cases, ruling that the social media company was wrong to remove four of five pieces of content the board reviewed.

  • The initial cases included posts Facebook took down for violating rules on hate speech and cove in 19 misinformation.

  • Facebook now has seven days to restore the pieces of content that the board ruled should not have been taken down.

  • The rulings are a crucial test of the independence of the 20 member board created by Facebook in response toe longstanding criticism of the way it treats problematic content, particularly its failings in policing, hate speech and misinformation.

  • The board has been in the spotlight since the company last week asked it to rule on the recent suspension of former President Donald Trump from both Facebook and Instagram.

  • The board said the case would be opened for public comment.

  • On Friday, Facebook blocked Trump's access to his Facebook and Instagram accounts over concerns of further violent unrest following the January 6th storming of the U.

  • S Capitol by his supporters.

  • The board is expected to announce one more case from its first batch and called for Facebook to be clearer about its rules, issuing nine non binding policy recommendations.

  • Facebook doesn't have to act on these recommendations, but it does have to publicly respond within 30 days.

Facebook's oversight board announced decisions Thursday on its first ever cases, ruling that the social media company was wrong to remove four of five pieces of content the board reviewed.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/01/29
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