How we help prevent interference, empower people to vote and more.
How we work with independent fact-checkers, and more, to identify and take action on misinformation.
How we assess content for newsworthiness.
How we reduce problematic content in News Feed.
Quarterly report on how well we're doing at enforcing our policies on the Facebook app and Instagram.
Report on how well we're helping people protect their intellectual property.
Report on government request for people's data.
Report on when we restrict content that's reported to us as violating local law.
Report on intentional internet restrictions that limit people's ability to access the internet.
Quarterly report on what people see on Facebook, including the content that receives the widest distribution during the quarter.
Facebook created the Oversight Board to help us resolve some of the most difficult questions around freedom of expression online: what to take down, what to leave up and why.
The board is an external body that people can appeal to if they disagree with Facebook’s content enforcement decisions on the Facebook app or Instagram. We’re committed to implementing the board’s content decisions, and their recommendations help shape how we govern our policies.
The Charter is the board’s central governing document. It describes the board’s relationship to Facebook, rules for its members and internal governance and decision-making authority.
The Bylaws provide more detailed information on how the board works in practice, and include a Code of Conduct for board members.
Board members come from a diverse set of professional and cultural backgrounds. Anyone can recommend new board members.
The Oversight Board Trust was established to provide independent financial and legal oversight of the board and to ensure it fulfills its stated purpose.
The board was developed following a global consultation process that included 6 in-depth workshops, 22 roundtables with over 650 people from 88 countries, personal discussions with over 250 people and 1,200 written submissions. This process was summarized in a report written by Facebook.
Facebook's response to the Oversight Board's decision and recommendations related to an Al Jazeera post on tensions between Israel and Palestine.
Facebook asks Oversight Board for guidance on how we can continue to improve the cross-check system.
The Oversight Board makes a decision on a case about a post in a group discussing the situation in South Africa while using slurs.
The Oversight Board makes a decision on a case about a shared posted depicting protests in Colombia while using a slur.
The Oversight Board selected a case regarding a picture of a traditional wampum belt and discussing residential schools.
The Oversight Board selected a case regarding picture posted to Instagram discussing a substance with psychoactive properties.
The Oversight Board selected a case regarding a post criticizing the current situation in Ethiopia.
The Oversight Board makes a decision on a case regarding a post taken down on Facebook for violating our policy on dangerous individuals and organizations
Oversight Board makes a decision on a post discussing the situation in Myanmar while using profanity
Facebook's response to the Oversight Board's decision and recommendations on a post regarding Abdullah Ӧcalan, a founder of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).
Facebook publishes its first quarterly update on the Oversight Board providing information about the cases we have referred to the board and an update on our progress on implementing the board’s recommendations.
The Oversight Board selected a case regarding a post taken down on Facebook for violating our policy on dangerous individuals and organizations.
Facebook's response to the the Oversight Board's decision and recommendations on the comment related to the January 2021 protests in Russia.
Facebook's response to the Oversight Board's decision and recommendations on the comment related to the Armenian people and Armenian genocide.
The Oversight Board selects a Policy Advisory Opinion on sharing private residential information and when that information should be considered private.