Facebook’s Oversight Board Is Not Enough

Ghosh, Dipayan
Harvard Business Review

Following Mark Zuckerberg’s stated commitment to improving his company’s public accountability measures nearly a year ago, Facebook announced detailed plans last month for its new Oversight Board. The body, which the company says will comprise 40 independent experts who will serve in three-year terms, has been described by many as Facebook’s own Supreme Court as it will adjudicate questions of content policy on the company’s platforms as they arise. The board is designed to have notable independence; in these judgments it can overrule Zuckerberg himself.