FreeSpeech and Censorship: Thread

grarpamp grarpamp at
Thu Aug 26 03:57:27 PDT 2021

Facebook has approached academics and policy experts about forming a
commission to advise it on global election-related matters, said five
people with knowledge of the discussions, a move that would allow the
social network to shift some of its political decision-making to an
advisory body.

Recall, Facebook-Zuckerberg the Censors, both created
and solely populated its own 'Oversight Board', which has
to date refused to unlock the accounts it censorbanned.
While at the same time leaving accounts of avowed
terrorists ISIS murderers and the non-Right... online.

"Facebook, which has positioned the Oversight Board as independent,
appointed the people on the panel and pays them through a trust."

Massive conflicts to proclaimed "independence" there.

Now Facebook will seek to formally excuse its
election meddling and compliance to political parties
via new corrupt controlled biased and moot Commission.

The proposed commission could decide on matters such as the viability
of political ads and what to do about election-related misinformation,
said the people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the
discussions were confidential. Facebook is expected to announce the
commission this fall in preparation for the 2022 midterm elections,
they said, though the effort is preliminary and could still fall
apart. Outsourcing election matters to a panel of experts could help
Facebook sidestep criticism of bias by political groups, two of the
people said. The company has been blasted in recent years by
conservatives, who have accused Facebook of suppressing their voices,
as well as by civil rights groups and Democrats for allowing political
misinformation to fester and spread online. Mark Zuckerberg,
Facebook's chief executive, does not want to be seen as the sole
decision maker on political content, two of the people said.

If an election commission is formed, it would emulate the step
Facebook took in 2018 when it created what it calls the Oversight
Board, a collection of journalism, legal and policy experts who
adjudicate whether the company was correct to remove certain posts
from its platforms. Facebook has pushed some content decisions to the
Oversight Board for review, allowing it to show that it does not make
determinations on its own. Facebook, which has positioned the
Oversight Board as independent, appointed the people on the panel and
pays them through a trust.

Internal conversations around an election commission date back to at
least a few months ago, said three people with knowledge of the
matter. An election commission would differ from the Oversight Board
in one key way, the people said. While the Oversight Board waits for
Facebook to remove a post or an account and then reviews that action,
the election commission would proactively provide guidance without the
company having made an earlier call, they said.

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