Oversight Board Selects a Case Regarding a Post Discussing the Situation in Ethiopia

UPDATED

SEP 16, 2021

Today, the Oversight Board selected a case appealed by a Facebook user regarding a post that criticizes the current situation in Raya Kobo, Ethiopia and accuses the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) and ethnic Tigrayan civilians of various violent crimes.

Facebook initially took down this content for violating our policy on hate speech, as laid out in the Facebook Community Standards. However, upon further review, we determined we removed this content in error and reinstated it.

We will implement the board’s decision once it has finished deliberating and will update this post accordingly. Please see the board’s website for the decision when they issue it.