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Facebook Oversight Board quarterly report: What suggestions the company has and hasn’t implemented

Along with aiding Facebook in its moderation decisions, the Oversight Board also made key recommendations such as undertaking a health misinformation assessment in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Facebook on Thursday put up its first Oversight Board quarterly update. This is the first such document issued by Facebook describing its relations with the quasi-judicial authority that hears appeals from Facebook users who are unsatisfied with moderation decisions. Facebook admitted in a blog post accompanying the report that it may have bitten off more than it can chew (or at least, more than it can chew quickly): In the first quarter of 2021, the board issued 18 recommendations in six cases. We are implementing fully or in part 14 recommendations, still assessing the feasibility of implementing three, and taking no action on one. The size and scope of the board’s recommendations…

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