Facebook revealed on Wednesday the names of the 20 left-wing, mostly foreign activists it has hired to determine what you will be allowed to post on the platform.
The social media giant revealed the names of the people who will sit on its new “Oversight Board.” And it turns out that a large number of the people on the board are members of the UN, the European Union, leftist professors, and far, far left activist groups, CNBC reported.
What a surprise, huh? The people Facebook picked to censor Americans are a bunch of extremist, left-wing, foreigners!
It will truly be the end of freedom of speech on Facebook once these extremists get started.
The oversight board will govern appeals from Facebook and Instagram users and questions from Facebook itself, although it admitted it will have to pick and choose which content moderation cases to take due to the sheer volume of them.
The board will receive cases through a content management system that is linked to Facebook’s own platforms. They will then discuss the case as a group before issuing a final decision on whether the content should be allowed to stay up or not.
The members are a globally diverse group with lawyers, journalists, human rights advocates and other academics. Between them, they are said to have expertise in areas such as digital rights, religious freedom, conflicts between rights, content moderation, internet censorship and civil rights.
Notable members include Alan Rusbridger, former editor in chief of The Guardian newspaper, and Andras Sajo, a former judge and VP of the European Court of Human Rights.
Helle Thorning-Schmidt, a former Prime Minister of Denmark, is one of the board’s four co-chairs. “Up until now some of the most difficult decisions about content have been made by Facebook and you could say Mark Zuckerberg,” she said on a call with the press Wednesday. “Facebook has decided to change that.”