Facebook’s Oversight Board won’t launch in time to oversee the election — and activists aren’t happy

It’s been more than a year since Facebook pledged to launch its independent Oversight Board — but with the US election approaching fast, tech critics are getting antsy. On Friday, a coalition of academics and legal experts announced the formation of the “Real Facebook Oversight Board,” an informal group that Read more…

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Facebook’s Oversight Board to launch in October — but not for election cases

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc’s long-delayed independent Oversight Board plans to launch in mid-late October, just before the November U.S. presidential election, but a Facebook spokeswoman said on Thursday it was unlikely that the board would handle election-related cases. The board, created by Facebook in response to criticism of its handling Read more…

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