Facebook Expands Oversight Board Scope | Avast

Facebook made an announcement this week that it has expanded the scope of its Oversight Board to include appeals against content that has been left up on either Instagram or Facebook after someone had reported it. Previously, the Oversight Board would only review appeals against content that had been taken down. The new purview grants users the right to file an appeal against either decision. “Removing content is a delicate matter,” commented Avast Security Evangelist Luis Corrons. “At the end of the day, it could be considered censorship of published information. While there are certain topics that are clear, like breaking the law or the platform’s code of conduct, others are more ambiguous.”

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