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Virtual Legality Episode 219

Facebook's Paying Someone Else To Take the Blame

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Facebook, wracked by content moderation controversies for years, has adopted one of the most unusual corporate governance models of the model era: an "independent" oversight board, funded by the company, but otherwise operating outside of its control. Or is it?

The devil is in the details...in Virtual Legality.

#Facebook #Oversight #Board


Discussed in this episode:

"Who Ultimately Decides What Content Is Removed From Facebook? Now We Do"
New York Times - May 6, 2020
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/06/opinion/facebook-oversight-board.html

"Facebook’s oversight board could bring a justice system to a platform that needs one"
The Verge - September 18, 2019 - Casey Newton
https://www.theverge.com/interface/2019/9/18/20870605/faceboook-oversight-board-charter-justice-system

"Facebook’s commitment to the Oversight Board"
Facebook - September 17, 2019 - Mark Zuckerberg
https://about.fb.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/letter-from-mark-zuckerberg-on-oversight-board-charter.pdf

"Oversight Board Charter"
https://about.fb.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/oversight_board_charter.pdf

"Facebook Community Standards"
https://www.facebook.com/communitystandards/

"Global Feedback & Input on the Facebook Oversight Board for Content Decisions"
https://fbnewsroomus.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/oversight-board-consultation-report-2.pdf

"Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights"
United Nations 2011
https://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Publications/GuidingPrinciplesBusinessHR_EN.pdf

"THE INTERNATIONAL BILL OF HUMAN RIGHTS"
https://www.ohchr.org/documents/publications/compilation1.1en.pdf

"UNITED NATIONS STRATEGY AND PLAN OF ACTION ON HATE SPEECH"
May 2019
https://www.un.org/en/genocideprevention/documents/UN Strategy and Plan of Action on Hate Speech 18 June SYNOPSIS.pdf

"Protection for private blocking and screening of offensive material"
47 USC 230 (CDA 230)
https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/47/230


"Virtual Legality" is a continuing series discussing the law, video games, software, and everything digital, hosted by Richard Hoeg, of the Hoeg Law Business Law Firm (Hoeg Law).

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DISCUSSION IS PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT TO BE CONSTRUED AS LEGAL ADVICE. INDIVIDUALS INTERESTED IN THE LEGAL TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS VIDEO SHOULD CONSULT WITH THEIR OWN COUNSEL.


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