Oversight Board (Facebook)  

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The Oversight Board is a body that makes content moderation decisions on the social media platform Facebook. Shortly after a meeting with Harvard Law School professor Noah Feldman who had proposed the creation of a quasi-judiciary on Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg approved the creation of the board in November 2018. The first members of the board were announced on May 6, 2020.

Facebook said the board's members have lived in 27 countries and speak at least 29 languages, though a quarter of the group and two of the four co-chairs are from the United States, where the company is headquartered. The co-chairs, who selected the other members jointly with Facebook, are former U.S. federal circuit judge and religious freedom expert Michael McConnell, constitutional law expert Jamal Greene, Colombian attorney Catalina Botero-Marino and former Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt. Among the initial cohort are: former European Court of Human Rights judge András Sajó, Internet Sans Frontières Executive Director Julie Owono, Yemeni activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Tawakkol Karman, former editor-in-chief of The Guardian Alan Rusbridger, and Pakistani digital rights advocate Nighat Dad.

It officially began its work on October 22, 2020.

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