Facebook Oversight Board Member Says Fact-Checking Outside Jurisdiction

Posted on AllSides August 18th, 2021
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A member of Facebook's independent oversight board said this week that the company's third-party fact-checking program is outside the panel's jurisdiction, which "makes a lot of people quite nervous," Politico reports.

Michael McConnell, a former federal judge who now sits on the oversight board, said during the Technology Policy Institute's Aspen Forum on Monday that Facebook's fact-checking operation is "something that we don't review, and yet this is something if you ask people what they think is a problem at Facebook, that's on a lot of people's lists."

Julie Owono, the executive...

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