Facebook Inc’s independent Oversight Board is changing the rules regarding the time it takes to reach a decision on an appeal to take down content, it said on Tuesday.
Under the new rules, the 90-day timeline for Facebook’s action begins the moment the board takes up a case. Until now, the timeline began whenever Facebook made a decision on content.
“This update will help ensure that all cases are given equal time to deliberate, regardless of when the case was referred to the board by Facebook or a user,” the board said in a statement.
The board, which the world’s largest social network created in response to criticism of how it handles problematic content, can override company decisions on whether to remove posts and recommend policy changes.
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