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FACEBOOK REVEALS MEMBERS OF ITS ‘SUPREME COURT’ FOR CONTENT

FACEBOOK REVEALS MEMBERS OF ITS 'SUPREME COURT' FOR CONTENT

Facebook has announced the first members of its independent “supreme court” empowered to make binding decisions about what content to allow or remove at the social network and Instagram.

The oversight board is to make final decisions regarding the kinds of posts known to entangle Facebook in controversy about censorship, misinformation or free speech.

Facebook public policy director Brent Harris described the creation of the board as the “beginning of a fundamental change in the way some of the most difficult content decisions will be made.”

The 20 members of the panel announced Wednesday come from various countries and include jurists, human rights activists, journalists, a Nobel peace laureate and a former Danish prime minister.