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Oversight board faults Facebook for handling rule on contentious content

Facebook 'misplaced' guidance on an important exemption to its rules on dangerous individuals and organizations for three years, the company's independent oversight board said

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Elizabeth Culliford | Reuters 

Facebook "misplaced" guidance on an important exemption to its rules on dangerous individuals and organizations for three years, the company's independent oversight board said on Thursday. The board, which was created by the company to rule on a small slice of contentious content decisions, said it had overturned Facebook's original removal of an Instagram post encouraging people to talk about the solitary confinement of Abdullah Ocalan, a founding member of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). It said the content should never have been removed, but it also ...

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First Published: Fri, July 09 2021. 07:55 IST
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