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After Oversight Board, Facebook mulls similar body for global election matters: Report

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The new commission which might emulate its Oversight Board comes after years of criticism following Facebook's election policies dating back to the Cambridge Analytica scandal.  Facebook Inc has approached academics and policy experts about forming a commission to advise it on global election-related matters, the New York Times reported, citing five people with knowledge of the matter. The proposed “election commission” would decide on matters such as the viability of political ads and action to be taken on election-related misinformation. The report said that Facebook may announce the commission in a few months as part of its preparation for the 2022 midterm elections. In the last few years, Facebook has come under criticism by many who have accused the social media platform of allowing political misinformation to fester and spread online. By outsourcing election matters to a panel of experts,…

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