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Former US President Donald Trump was suspended from Facebook or Instagram over his role in the Jan 6 attack on the US Capitol seeking to overturn the 2020 election. Now, nearly four months later, Facebook’s Oversight Board said it will issue a ruling on whether he’ll be allowed back.
(Reuters) -Facebook Inc's independent oversight board tweeted on Monday it would announce a decision May 5 on whether to uphold former U.S. President Donald Trump's indefinite suspension from the social media platform and Instagram.
Executives from Facebook Inc, Twitter Inc and Alphabet Inc’s YouTube were pressed by lawmakers on April 27 on how user content is shared and highlighted on their platforms through algorithms that one senator said can be misused, “driving us into poisonous echo chambers”.
Like a whale carcass that sinks to the ocean floor, entire ecosystems popping up in the shadow of its slowly decomposing husk, the comments field below Trump's last Facebook post is now a vibrant feeding ground where his fans and critics still converge, months later, to argue, troll and pay homage.
(Reuters) - Facebook Inc's independent oversight board said on Friday it had extended the timeline for deciding whether to uphold former U.S. President Donald Trump's indefinite suspension from Facebook and Instagram.
Facebook’s independent Oversight Board announced on April 13 it would start accepting requests to remove “harmful content” that users believe has been wrongly allowed to remain on the leading social network.
(Reuters) - Facebook's oversight board on Tuesday announced an expansion of its remit so that users can appeal content left up on the site as well as content taken down.
(Reuters) -Facebook users will now be able to ask the company's independent oversight board to rule on content that has been left up on the platform, not just content that has been taken down, in a key expansion of the panel's scope.
Facebook Inc chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg pushed his idea this week that Big Tech can self-police content by publishing reports and data on how well the industry removes objectionable posts. The problem is Facebook has a system in place already that’s done little to improve accountability, according to outside experts.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In their first appearance before Congress since Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol, the chief executives of Facebook, Google and Twitter were asked by U.S. lawmakers whether their platforms bore some responsibility for the riot: "yes or no?"