Sep 24, 2020

Facebook 'Supreme Court' to begin work before US Presidential vote

Facebook's Oversight Board is "Opening its doors to business" in mid-October. Users will be able to file appeals against posts the firm has removed from its platforms, and the board can overrule decisions made by Facebook's moderators and executives, including chief executive Mark Zuckerberg. The timing means that some rulings could relate to the US Presidential election, which is on 3 November. "In principle, we will be able to look at issues arising connected to the election and also after the election," Helle Thorning-Schmidt, the former Prime Minister of Denmark, explained. "But if Facebook takes something down or leaves something up the day after the election, there won't be a ruling the day after."

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