You can now appeal for Facebook’s Oversight Board to take down bad posts

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The Facebook Oversight Board will now allow users to appeal for posts to be taken down from the platform, a significant expansion of the Oversight Board’s scope. For the first six months of the Oversight Board, users could only appeal to have content restored to the platform after it had been removed by Facebook moderators. Now, the board will also hear appeals for content that Facebook moderators have left in place.

Launched in October, the Oversight Board is tasked with reviewing Facebook’s moderation decisions, akin to a Supreme Court for Facebook rules. Independent from Facebook at a corporate level, the board will only consider cases once a user has already exhausted their options for review within Facebook itself. If a user wants…

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Author: Jacob Kastrenakes