Facebook’s new Oversight Board announced the first cases that it will examine to determine whether the social media giant’s policy of deleting content will be repealed. Created in October, the apparent role of the board would be to evaluate cases of Facebook and Instagram users who say their content was incorrectly removed. “As the board cannot hear every appeal, we are prioritizing cases that have the potential to affect many users around the world, that are critically important to public discourse or raise important questions about Facebook policies,” the board noted in a statement accompanying Tuesday’s announcement.Of the first six cases the board will review, three involve so-called “hate speech,” one case of nudism, one case of “dangerous individuals,” and one case of potential misinformation about the pandemic. The news agency Reuters has reported that the board has received 20,000 cases for possible review since October. Parler, a new social network for conservatives unhappy with Twitter and Facebook The Parler platform is drawing in masses of conservatives unhappy with the fact that Twitter and Facebook block their publications if they talk about electoral fraud or mention false or unproven information. n the pandemic involves a publication that was withdrawn for “incitement and violence”, because it criticized the strategy against the coronavirus in France by “supposedly rejecting the authorization of the use of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin against COVID-19, but it authorized promotional emails of remdesivir” . “Facebook withdrew it for violating its policy on violence and incitement, and in its referral to the board it indicated that this case represents an example of the challenges faced in dealing with the damage that misinformation about the COVID-19 pandemic can cause”, said the synopsis of the case.Hate Speech Cases of hate speech included a post by the former Prime Minister of Malaysia, Mahathir Mohamad, saying that “Muslims have the right to be angry and kill millions of French people for the massacres of the past. “Facebook said this was hate speech, but the author claimed it was posted to draw attention to Mahathir’s” horrible words. “Another example of alleged hate speech was the posting of” two well-known photos of a dead child. in clothes on a beach by the water’s edge ”accompanied by a text in Burmese asking why there has been“ no retaliation against China for its treatment of Uighur Muslims, in contrast to the recent Recent murders in France over cartoons ”, according to the synopsis of the case. The banner said the content should not have been removed because “it was intended to disagree with people who think the killer is right and emphasize that human lives matter more than religious ideologies.” The third case of hate speech involves the removal of content that showed the destruction of churches in the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict. The author said that “his intention was to demonstrate the destruction of cultural and religious monuments.” One case that Facebook says violated its policy on nudity was a post on breast cancer prevention that was withdrawn for showing breasts. Another case was due to the withdrawal of an alleged quote attributed to the Nazi Minister of Propaganda, Joseph Goebbels, which the author said had relevance in current politics. The 20-member board will be divided into five-person panels to which cases will be assigned, according to USA Today. The panel said it will seek public comment on the cases until December 8. Then the board will have 90 days to decide on each case.
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