Jul 8, 2020

Facebook civil-rights record hammered in own review

Facebook has already said it will not make "Every change" called for in the 100-page report. Facebook commissioned the review in May 2018, a month after founder Mark Zuckerberg faced intense questioning at a congressional hearing. "With each success, the auditors became more hopeful that Facebook would develop a more coherent and positive plan of action that demonstrated, in word and deed, the company's commitment to civil rights," it says. "Unfortunately, in our view Facebook's approach to civil rights remains too reactive and piecemeal." The board will be an independent body that can decide what kind of content can and cannot be on Facebook - with the power to overrule the company's own decisions.

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