Dec 1, 2020

Facebook Oversight Board reveals its first cases

Facebook's Oversight Board has chosen its first batch of cases to review. The board said Facebook users had submitted 20,000 suggested incidents for review since October 2020. "Facebook has to follow our decision. And that means if they have taken content down, they have to put it back up. But they also have to use this as a guideline for other similar cases," said Helle Thorning-Schmidt, former Prime Minister of Denmark and an Oversight Board member. The board has not given a date to share its conclusions, but Facebook has previously said it expects cases to be resolved within 90 days, including any action it is told to take. Eight photographs on Instagram which included female breasts and nipples, with text in Brazilian about breast cancer symptoms.

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