Meta board hears over a million appeals over removed posts

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Meta’s independent system of over a million appeals over removed posts are against its decisions to remove content on Facebook and Instagram had around 1.1 million cases in its first year.

The disputed posts, most of which originated in the US, Canada or Europe, had been removed largely for violence, hate speech or intimidation.

Of the 20 cases on which the Public Oversight Board issued rulings, it ruled against Meta on 14 occasions.

One case involved deleted images of female breasts in a breast cancer publication.

Others featured an image of a dead child along with text about whether retaliation against China was justified over its treatment of Muslim Uyghurs and the decision to ban Donald Trump following the unrest on Capitol Hill.

The board overruled Meta’s decision to remove the first two examples, but supported its decision to ban Trump, although it criticized the “indefinite” time frame.


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