The independent board will seek to provide a detached application of Facebook’s ethical standards to improve the governance of social media content.
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Under pressure to deal with complaints about the nature of extreme content that finds its way onto Facebook, the social media giant this week announced an answer: an innovation in governance.
Facebook will establish an external independent board of wise men and women to adjudicate on complaints about content. Funded by a trust, the board will come into being in the next months and will seek to provide a detached application of the networking site’s ethical standards.
The move comes after a wave of scandals involving the site and its use for spreading “fake news”, as well as its management of user information.
Board members will
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