Facebook’s Response to the Oversight Board’s First Set of Recommendations
In January, the Oversight Board published decisions on their first set of cases, which we immediately implemented. The board also published recommendations covering 17 areas where Facebook could improve its content moderation.
In addition to the Oversight Board’s binding rulings on content, we are committed to consider its recommendations and communicate transparently about actions taken. Today, we are committing to action to address 11 of the board’s recent recommendations.
There is one remaining recommendation that we disagree with and will not be taking action on since it relates to softening our enforcement of COVID-19 misinformation.
Implementing the Board’s Decisions At Scale
For cases where the board upholds our final judgment, we will continue to ensure identical content with parallel context remains either up or down in line with the board’s decision.
When we created the Oversight Board, we hoped its impact would come not just from its decisions on individual cases, but also from broader recommendations on how we can improve our policies and practices.
The board deals with some of the trickiest content moderation issues Facebook faces, where there are often no easy decisions. We want this process to be as open and transparent as possible, which is why we are responding to every one of their recommendations in detail here.
Mar 05, 2021 at 03:13