Content Moderation

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Facebook’s quasi-independent Oversight Board said Tuesday that it will start letting users file appeals over posts, photos, and videos that they think the company shouldn’t have allowed to stay on its platforms.

The board said it will accept cases from users who object to content posted by others and who have already exhausted Facebook’s appeals process.

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After expressing concern over the power of social media companies, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres is calling for global rules to regulate platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.

During a press conference Thursday at United Nations headquarters in New York, Guterres said he believes social media companies should not have the authority to determine what content is considered inappropriate.

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In its first set of decisions, Facebook’s oversight board directed the social media company to restore several posts taken down for breaking its rules on hate speech, COVID-19 misinformation and nudity.

On Thursday, the independent board overruled Facebook in four of the five cases and gave the company seven days to put the posts back online.