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Nearly two years after the concept of an independent content oversight board was first mentioned by CEO Mark Zuckerberg and following delays, and even the creation of an unofficial alternative board, Facebook’s global independent Oversight Board for content is finally open for business.
Facebook director of governance and global affairs Brent Harris said in a Newsroom post that starting Thursday, if someone’s content is removed from Facebook or Instagram and they have exhausted all possible appeals with Facebook, they can appeal their case to the Oversight Board, which will make independent and binding decisions on the cases it chooses to hear.