Facebook oversight board to launch ahead of US election

Washington (AFP) – Facebook’s oversight board — tasked with deciding what is removed or allowed to remain on the world’s biggest social network — said Thursday it would launch in October, to be in place before the US presidential election.The news of the launch of the so-called Facebook “supreme court” comes amid rising concerns about misinformation and manipulation around the US election and contingency plans being made by Facebook to deal with a chaotic scenario.”We are currently testing the newly deployed technical systems that will allow users to appeal and the board to review cases,” a …

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