Facebook Introduces Oversight Board – On social media platforms, the oversight board was created to make content moderation decisions which Facebook has succumbed to follow the decisions the board makes. The board is to review Facebook’s challenging decisions to allow and remove content from Facebook.
Facebook oversight board allows users to make complaints and bring cases for review. The board gives access to the “right free expression” of Facebook users. Users can apply to the board for a second option if they believe that content moderators removed their posts in an improper manner, Facebook is to restore the post.
The oversight board is made up of former judges, current lawyers, professors, journalists, and international policy experts around the world. The oversight board can uphold or overturn Facebook’s decisions. Facebook built a case management tool system that can allow board members located around the world to trace appeals still preserving the security of user’s information.
This board promotes accountability and oversight. Since there was difficulty in making decisions inside Facebook the oversight board was formed and hence will act as a court for content moderation. To make the oversight board active, Facebook will have to implement every decision made by the board.
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