Facebook’s Oversight Board makes bizarre ruling in its first group of decisions

Facebook’s Oversight Board makes bizarre ruling in its first group of decisions

Facebook’s Oversight Board has officially chimed in on its first five cases — and the rulings are certainly interesting.

The Oversight Board chose to overturn Facebook’s decision to remove content in four out of the five cases. As a result, Facebook must restore those four posts.

The most bizarre decision from the board involved a post that was flagged as “anti-Muslim hate speech.” A user from Myanmar posted a picture of a Syrian toddler who drowned while trying to reach Europe in 2015. Along with the photo, they included a comment which Facebook translated as, “[there is] something wrong with Muslims psychologically.” Read more…

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