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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Facebook removes ‘inauthentic’ Chinese accounts for U.S. political interference

(Reuters) — Facebook said Tuesday it had removed a network of inauthentic Chinese accounts that were interfering in Asian and American politics, including some that posted material supporting and opposing U.S. President Donald Trump. The social networking company said it suspended 155 accounts on its main platform along with six Read more…

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