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Meta Oversight Board vows to speed up case reviews

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Meta’s Oversight Board would consider reviewing content moderation quickly.

The Oversight Board for Meta Platforms revealed on Tuesday that it would consider more instances involving content moderation and make some decisions more quickly in an effort to broaden its scope of operations,

The Oversight Board was established in late 2020 to evaluate Facebook and Instagram’s judgments regarding whether to remove or leave up specific content and to make decisions regarding whether to uphold or reverse those decisions.

The board announced in a blog post that it has released 35 case rulings since then.

The 22-member board announced that it will now start publicizing some cases’ decisions quickly.

After accepting a case, decisions can be made in as little as 48 hours, while others might take up to 30 days.

It may take up to 90 days for the Oversight Board to assess Meta’s content moderation activities under standard rulings.

The board wrote in the blog post that publishing more decisions and speeding up the process will “let us tackle more of the big challenges of content moderation, and respond more quickly in situations with urgent real-world consequences,”

Instead of the complete board, a panel of board members will examine accelerated cases, which do not take into account public opinions.

The board stated that these instances might aid Meta in preventing similar errors in the future and might be beneficial to researchers and the general public.

Kenji Yoshino, a constitutional law professor at New York University School of Law, was also announced as a new board member on Tuesday.


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