Facebook has created a new “Oversight Board” to determine and control what content is allowed on its platform.

Facebook appointed 20 people to its new censorship board, including liberal “journalists”, professors, and former diplomats, to decide what information its users are allowed to see.

“It’s one thing to complain about content moderation and challenges involved, it’s another thing to actually do something about it,” said Jamal Greene, co-chair of the board, on Wednesday. “These problems of content moderation really have been with us since the dawn of social media, and this really is a novel approach.”



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