Facebook releases draft charter outlining role of oversight board for content decisions
"Draft charter: An oversight board for content decisions," January 2019
[W]e have come to believe that Facebook should not make so many...decisions on its own — that people should be able to request an appeal of our content decisions to an independent body. [W]e are creating an external board...a body of independent experts who will review Facebook's most challenging content decisions...It will share its decisions transparently and give reasons for them. The board will be able to reverse Facebook’s decisions about whether to allow or remove certain posts on the platform. Facebook will accept and implement the board's decisions...The board will be made of experts with experience in content, privacy, free expression, human rights, journalism, civil rights, safety and other relevant disciplines. The list of members will always be public...The primary function of the board is to review specific decisions we make when enforcing our Community Standards...Board decisions are binding on the specific content brought for review and could potentially set policy moving forward.