Facebook’s oversight board includes Far Leftists and Muslim Extremists


The new oversight body includes four chairs: Former Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Stanford Law School Professor Michael McConnell, Columbia Law School Professor Jamal Greene and Dean of the Universidad de los Andes Faculty of Law Catalina Botero-Marino.

Apart from Karman, other members include Kenyan Muslim human rights activist Maina Kiai, Pakistani Muslim digital rights activist Nighat Dad and former editor of the Indonesian publication Jakarta Post, Muslim Endy Bayuni.

Facebook said it selected the four co-chairs who in turn helped choose the rest of the 16 members. "The Oversight Board is an external body that members of our community can appeal to on some of the most significant and challenging content decisions we face," announced Facebook.

The social media company pointed out that it expected the members "to make some decisions that we, at Facebook, will not always agree with - but that's the point: they are truly autonomous in their exercise of independent judgement."

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