Feb 2019 27

Facebook External Oversight Board Workshop

Tah Mahal Hotel, New Delhi

Facebook, together with the Centre for Communication Governance at the National Law University – Delhi, is organising an interactive workshop on Facebook’s recent announcement about a new external oversight board. The Internet Democracy Project has been invited to participate.

At this event, Facebook will share additional details and initial thinking around the board and seek participants’ feedback on how it could be best designed.

Facebook will also ask participants to trade places with content moderators in a series of simulations. Participants will be asked to make decisions as a group on what content should come up or down based on Facebook’s Community Standards. While parts of the event will be off the record” in order to protect privacy when we discuss specific cases of content moderation, Facebook will be inviting local journalists to experience the event.

Facebook is holding these events around the world in an effort to hear from a wide and diverse range of experts. This workshop will bring together thought leaders from South Asia who specialize in free speech, internet governance, human rights and technology, media, and digital rights.