Meta Oversight Board begins reviewing cases immediately

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Meta Oversight Board begins reviewing cases immediately

The Meta Platforms’ Oversight Board announced on Tuesday that it will review several types of content improvement issues and expedite some decisions, as it aims to expand its work.

The Board of Directors was held at the end of 2020 to review the decisions of Facebook and Instagram to take down or leave some issues and decide whether to support or cancel the actions of the company through advertising. Since then, the board has published 35 case decisions, it said in a blog post.

The board said that it will now start publishing decisions on some cases in a quick manner. Results can come as soon as 48 hours after a case is accepted, while others can take up to 30 days.

Standard decision, where the Board of Directors evaluates the content of the Meta, can take up to 90 days.

Making decisions more widespread and speeding up will “allow us to meet more of the big challenges of using things, and respond more quickly to the world’s urgent decision-making situations,” the committee said. in the blog post.

Unlike regular decisions, urgent cases will be reviewed by a group of board members rather than the entire board and public comments will not be considered.

One of the Board’s recent decisions was to allow Meta users to use the slogan “death to Khamenei” to criticize the Leader Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on the situation of opposition to Iran.

It will also begin to publish the decisions of the Board of Directors to consider the cases where Meta changed its mind whether to put up or take down the posts. Such cases can help Meta to avoid similar mistakes in the future and may be useful for researchers and society at large, the committee said.

It was also said on Tuesday that Kenji Yoshino, a constitutional law professor at New York University School of Law, will be added as a new member of the committee. With the addition of Yoshino, there are 23 members of the Board of Directors.


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