Facebook’s independent oversight board – which can veto internal decisions about whether content should be removed – began Thursday accepting cases for review, however, the company said: issues related to the US election could potentially be excluded.
She said The Company: The long-awaited oversight board – which was set up in response to criticism of Facebook’s handling of problematic content – is open to the cases of users who have exhausted the appeal process.
But (Brent Harris) – Facebook’s director of governance and global affairs – told reporters in a phone call: The company will not submit any case for urgent review before the November 3 elections.
Facebook users outside of the United States can file appeals through the Council’s website within 15 days after Facebook contacts them about the final content decision. The Supervisory Board, whose first members were announced in May, said: It may take a few weeks for this option to be available to all users.
The council said: It will share details of the first cases in the coming weeks and will open a public comment process. It is reported that Majlis will only be able to review a small slice of cases, and will be given a maximum of 90 days to reach case decisions, and for Facebook to act accordingly.
Board Director Thomas Hughes said: The Censorship Board – which has been criticized for the limited types of content it can judge – aims to be able to hear issues about leftover content to Facebook and Instagram starting in early 2021.
A company, which can refer issues related to whether content should be retained or removed, or widespread issues such as ads, or Facebook groups, can also request policy recommendations.
Separately, Facebook said today, Thursday: WhatsApp will start providing hosting services and buying directly from within the app, in a new endeavor to increase revenues from the instant messaging application, while working to link its e-commerce infrastructure in all its services.
Facebook – which has the largest social networking network in the world with more than 2.7 billion monthly active users – is trying to increase sales from its services, which enjoy a higher growth rate than its social network, such as: Instagram photo and video sharing service, and the instant messaging service WhatsApp, which it bought in In 2014 for $ 19 billion, but has not achieved the required income since.