A Facebook oversight board to soon decide what material belongs on the platform
A new quasi-independent oversight board will soon make decisions on some of the most difficult questions on what material belongs on Facebook’s platform in a “very public way,” an executive for the social-media company said Friday.
The board will consider a small number of cases where all appeals of Facebook decisions have been exhausted, the company’s director of governance and strategic initiatives, Andy Pergam, said in speech at the University of Utah.
The board’s decisions and the company’s responses will be public, he said.
Its rulings will be binding in individual cases, but broader policy findings will be advisory.
“They’ll do all this in a very public way. This is the mechanism by which the board will have lasting policy influence over a company like Facebook,” he said.