Stolen elections have consequences….
I guess Facebook must not have received that memo.
According to reports, the tech giant is looking to create its own advisory board for censoring election ‘misinformation’ on its popular social media platform.
This could potentially be a huge problem, but I suspect that by the next Presidential election cycle Facebook will be broken up, and many regulations will be levied against the corporation.
Still, Facebook will apparently not go down without trying to sabotage our elections yet again.
Here is what we could dig up on the alleged Facebook censorship board:
Facebook reported to secretly be building an election "misinformation" censorship board https://t.co/OlcqdWIqaK
— meljgnoakes (@meljgnoakes1) August 26, 2021
Facebook has too much power. An Oversight Board and now this
Facebook has approached academics and policy experts about forming a commission to advise it on global election-related matters https://t.co/FbD1TjTfsf
— Drogon (@drogon_dracarys) August 26, 2021
NOQ Report points out:
Some of the issues the “election commission” could find itself ruling on have to do with perennial controversies like political ads and political “misinformation” – it’s clear why Facebook might be considering putting these hot potatoes into the hands of what would in effect be a group of third party “experts.”
Another way to say this is that Facebook will look to bypass criticism by outsourcing these decisions, after coming under criticism from both sides of the isle in the US, and in many places worldwide.
— Digpu (@DigpuNews) August 26, 2021
Facebook is getting so bureaucratic.
They have an oversight board and now they want to create an election advisory commission.
It starts looking like one of those huge governments! https://t.co/SFCSaMY1Af
— Sinhué Báez🌎 (@sinhuebaez) August 25, 2021
The Hill had more:
The election advisory commission would follow Facebook’s launch of its Oversight Board, which assembled a group of journalists, academics and policy experts globally to review disputed Facebook content moderation decisions and make binding rulings for the company on whether to restore posts and accounts.
The board also has the ability to make non-binding recommendations to Facebook on how to amend its policy for future similar cases.
The proposed election commission would differ from the Oversight Board because it would proactively provide guidance to Facebook on content decisions without waiting for Facebook’s move and reviewing it after, the Times reported.