Facebook, Instagram Users Can Now Ask Oversight Panel To Review Decisions Not To Remove Contenthttps://techcrunch.com
Facebook’s self-styled “Oversight Board” (FOB) has announced an operational change that looks intended to respond to criticism of the limits of the self-regulatory content-moderation decision review body: It says it’s started accepting requests from users to review decisions to leave content up on Facebook and Instagram.
The move expands the FOB’s remit beyond reviewing (and mostly reversing) content takedowns — an arbitrary limit that critics said aligns it with the economic incentives of its parent entity, given that Facebook’s business benefits from increased engagement with content (and outrageous content drives clicks and makes eyeballs stick).
To request the FOB review a piece of content that’s been left up a user of Facebook/Instagram first has to report the content to Facebook/Instagram.
If the company decides to keep the content up Facebook says the reporting person will receive an Oversight Board Reference ID (a 10-character string that begins with “FB”) in their Support Inbox — which they can use to appeal its “no takedown” decision to the Oversight Board.
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