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Media Scholar Says Facebook's Oversight Board Has No Teeth

  • Wired, Monday, May 11, 2020 3:57 AM
Writing in Wired, media scholar Siva Vaidhyanathan suggests that Facebook’s Oversight Board will have little real power. “The new Facebook review board will have no influence over anything that really matters in the world,” he contends. “It will hear only individual appeals about specific content that the company has removed from the service -- and only a fraction of those appeals.” Meanwhile, “The board can’t say anything about the toxic content that Facebook allows and promotes on the site.”

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