BROADER SCOPE FOR FACEBOOK BOARD
Facebook on Tuesday announced that users will be allowed to appeal the platform’s decisions to keep other users’ posts up after being reported to a company independent oversight body.
Facebook’s announcement expands the scope of its Oversight Board, allowing users to appeal decisions about content that is allowed to remain on the site.
Previously, users who had their content removed by the platform and disagreed with the decision were eligible for appeal to the board.
In order to appeal to the board about content allowed to remain on the platform, a user first needs to report the content to Facebook. If the platform decides to keep the content up after the initial review, the person who reported the content will be given a chance to refer to the Oversight Board.