Developments in Content Moderation

Facebook Oversight Board’s Decision Regarding the Banning of Donald Trump (Case decision 2021-001-FB-FBR) – (pdf: 38 pages; May 5, 2021).

Facebook’s Oversight Board Has Upheld Trump’s Ban – What’s Next: Facebook Moderation Expert Kate Klonick Weighs In (May 11, 2021 – The Verge) – Law Professor Kate Klonick on the potential impact of the Facebook Oversight Board’s Decision.

Content Moderation Remedies (pdf; 76 pages: March 2021) – As internet services begin to consider moving past the binary “remove or not” remedy for content that violates their rules, Santa Clara University law professor Eric Goldman surveys the various remedies that online internet services have applied to content and accounts, and then he provides “a normative framework to help internet services and regulators navigate these remedial options to address the many difficult tradeoffs involved in content moderation.”

Facebook Will Now Ban Criticism of “Concepts, Institutions, Ideas, Practices, or Beliefs” When They Risk “Harm, Intimidation, or Discrimination” Against Religious, National, or Other Groups (July 6, 2021) – Law Professor Eugene Volokh at the Volokh Conspiracy.