Facebook will form a content investigator council and look for 40 candidates for the council as soon as possible, according to a statement on the social media site blog on Thursday (27/6).
The content investigator council will listen to an appeal to the bigger court on Facebook to remove certain material from the platform. They will also decide cases independently, be it from Facebook and government management, said Brent Harris, director of Facebook’s Governance and Global Affairs.
In 2018, Mark Zuckerberg said, Facebook will and should form a “Supreme Court” for content moderation, where users can appeal decisions to the institutions that are not affiliated with the company.
“I highly believe that Facebook should not make so many important decisions about freedom of opinion and our own security,” Zuckerberg wrote in an upload last November. Facebook discussed this issue with more than 2000 people from various countries.
Facebook will Defend Itself Against The Critics
This plan emerged when the social media entities and other technology companies are increasingly highlighted and criticized regarding moderation and content bias.
Some members of the Republican faction accused the company of being biased in the content moderation system, while some members of the Democratic faction called for action to not trust Facebook.
In an interview with Fox Business television program, American President Donald Trump advocated legal action against Facebook and popular search engine, Google.