Facebook Launches Long-Promised ‘Oversight Board’ Before US Election

what to keep what to cut

Facebook Launches Long-Promised ‘Oversight Board’ Before US Election

The board’s focus will be entirely “forward looking,” according to a report from Politico


Facebook is planning to move ahead with the launch of its “Supreme Court-style” oversight committee – which Sen. Josh Hawley has lambasted as Facebook’s ‘special censorship committee’ – according to a report published Thursday morning in the FT.

Just days after the UK business broadsheet reported that Facebook was planning for dozens of election-night contingency scenarios, including – presumably – shutting down any official or unofficial accounts that suggest President Trump won’t accept the results of the election, an issue that has sent liberals into a tizzy after Trump again joked about refusing to leave the White House.

The oversight board, which was first mentioned by Zuckerberg in November 2018, will start accepting cases from mid-to-late October. Of course, the rules of the committee allow 90 days for review, meaning decisions on issues taken up before and during the vote might not be resolved until early next year. Though the board will process cases submitted by users and from within Facebook, it will have an “expedited” option that the company can deploy to demand a quicker turnaround on a given decision.

Back in May, Facebook announced the members, including major figures from across the political spectrum, including Alan Rusbridger, the former editor of the Guardian newspaper, to John Samples, vice-president of the libertarian think-tank, the Cato Institute.

While the review board will be in place, Facebook cautioned that it won’t be the primary mechanism via which the social media platform ‘self-polices’ for censoring “harmful” speech, like ‘premature’ claims of victory from Trump.

The board’s focus will be entirely “forward looking,” according to a report from Politico published in May.


(TLB) published this article from ZeroHedge as compiled by Tyler Durden

Related from The Liberty Beacon:

Tech Titans & Censorship – The Same People Profiting From The Quarantine Are Censoring Criticisms of It

New anti-lockdown book, calls out ‘media’ on parroting same Covid lines [Amazon Censoring]



Stay tuned to …


The Liberty Beacon Project is now expanding at a near exponential rate, and for this we are grateful and excited! But we must also be practical. For 7 years we have not asked for any donations, and have built this project with our own funds as we grew. We are now experiencing ever increasing growing pains due to the large number of websites and projects we represent. So we have just installed donation buttons on our websites and ask that you consider this when you visit them. Nothing is too small. We thank you for all your support and your considerations … (TLB)


Comment Policy: As a privately owned web site, we reserve the right to remove comments that contain spam, advertising, vulgarity, threats of violence, racism, or personal/abusive attacks on other users. This also applies to trolling, the use of more than one alias, or just intentional mischief. Enforcement of this policy is at the discretion of this websites administrators. Repeat offenders may be blocked or permanently banned without prior warning.


Disclaimer: TLB websites contain copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available to our readers under the provisions of “fair use” in an effort to advance a better understanding of political, health, economic and social issues. The material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving it for research and educational purposes. If you wish to use copyrighted material for purposes other than “fair use” you must request permission from the copyright owner.


Disclaimer: The information and opinions shared are for informational purposes only including, but not limited to, text, graphics, images and other material are not intended as medical advice or instruction. Nothing mentioned is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.