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Meta withdraws ask for Oversight Board’s advice on Russia-Ukraine war | The Verge

By Alex Heath
May 11, 2022

 Meta rescinded a request to have its own Oversight Board weigh in on content moderation policy related to the Russia-Ukraine war, citing “ongoing safety and security concerns.” It’s the first time Meta has withdrawn such a request, setting a precedent that could hurt its working relationship with the board.

“Meta has informed the Oversight Board that the company would be withdrawing an earlier request for policy guidance concerning content moderation issues related to Russia’s ongoing war with Ukraine,” said a statement signed by the board, which is funded by Meta but not staffed by its employees. “While the Board understands these concerns, we believe the request raises important issues and are disappointed by the company’s decision to withdraw it.”

Source: Meta withdraws ask for Oversight Board’s advice on Russia-Ukraine war | The Verge

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