Axios: Meta provides another $150 million in funding for its Oversight Board

Axios: Meta provides another $150 million in funding for its Oversight Board. “Meta on Friday said it approved a new three-year, $150 million commitment to fund its global content oversight board, which it has designed to be independent and provides money for via a separate trust…. The board was created to help Meta make tough calls on content moderation, but the group’s power has been challenged at times by the company’s unwillingness to outsource some of its decisions.”

Engadget: Meta will close a loophole in its doxxing policy in response to the Oversight Board

Engadget: Meta will close a loophole in its doxxing policy in response to the Oversight Board. “Meta has agreed to change some of its rules around doxxing in response to recommendations from the Oversight Board. The company had first asked the Oversight Board to help shape its rules last June, saying the policy was ‘significant and difficult.’ The board followed up with 17 recommendations for the company in February, which Meta has now weighed in on.”

Stanford Law School: Facebook’s Oversight Board’s Work – And Other Free Speech Challenges

Stanford Law School: Facebook’s Oversight Board’s Work – And Other Free Speech Challenges. “Michael McConnell is the Richard and Frances Mallery Professor at Stanford Law School, where he also directs the Constitutional Law Center. The former Circuit Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit also is a co-chair of Facebook’s Oversight Board. That body is charged with helping the social media platform deal with difficult questions about freedom of expression online. In this conversation with Lindsay Lloyd, the Bradford M. Freeman Director of the Human Freedom Initiative at the George W. Bush Institute, and William McKenzie, Senior Editorial Advisor at the Bush Institute, McConnell explains the work of the Oversight Board.”

Techdirt: Oversight Board Overturning Instagram Takedown Of Ayahuasca Post Demonstrates The Impossibility Of Content Moderation

Techdirt: Oversight Board Overturning Instagram Takedown Of Ayahuasca Post Demonstrates The Impossibility Of Content Moderation. “The Oversight Board overturned Instagram’s decision to take down a post that was promoting ayahuasca as medicine. Instagram took down the post (which had just started trending) because it was promoting it as medical treatment.”

The Verge: Oversight Board raises alarm over Facebook’s role in Ethiopian conflict

The Verge: Oversight Board raises alarm over Facebook’s role in Ethiopian conflict. “Facebook has come under fire for its role in the Ethiopian conflict, with observers drawing parallels with the company’s role in the genocide of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. There, an online campaign led by Myanmar military personnel stoked hatred against the Rohingya minority groups and led to acts of mass murder and ethnic cleansing. In Ethiopia, similar rumors and incitements to violence have been allowed to proliferate, despite numerous Facebook employees reportedly raising the alarm within the company.”

CNN: Facebook Oversight Board reiterates calls for Meta to be more transparent

CNN: Facebook Oversight Board reiterates calls for Meta to be more transparent. “The Facebook Oversight Board on Thursday released two rulings overturning Meta’s decisions to remove user posts from its platforms, saying the content did not actually violate the company’s policies. In both decisions, the board recommended that Meta (FB) provide more information to users about actions it takes on their content.”

CNET: Facebook says it can’t keep up with oversight board’s recommendations

CNET: Facebook says it can’t keep up with oversight board’s recommendations. “Facebook says it can’t keep up with the recommendations its oversight board is producing and wants changes to the process. In a report released Tuesday, the giant social network says it wants to work with the quasi-independent body to ‘improve the recommendation process.’ The company, which recently rebranded as Meta, didn’t detail what changes it might be seeking but said it had spoken with the board.”