Real Facebook Oversight Board Issues Seven Urgent Demands of Meta to Protect 2022 US Election

  1. Ensure the Facebook Civic and Integrity Teams recommendations for the 2022 election are implemented, including dialing back reliance on downstream MSI (meaningful social interactions).
  2. Do not approve any advertising that delegitimizes election outcomes at a national, state or local level.
  3. Remove all posts that incite election violence and ban violative accounts
  4. With reports showing that Meta’s platforms are still flooded with disinformation in Spanish and other non-English languages, Meta must make an immediate, urgent investment in non-English language moderation of election content, using qualified moderators rather than relying on AI.
  5. Let academic researchers back in, allowing outside independent scholars to monitor Facebook’s content and algorithms around the 2022 election.
  6. As we saw between the 2020 U.S. election and the Jan. 6th insurrection, violative content about the electoral process and democracy writ large does not have an “end” time after an election occurs. We urge Meta to keep election-integrity efforts in place through at least the first quarter of 2023 and we call on the company to announce its timeline and plans for the 2024 election. Meta should prioritize review of possible harassment of election workers.

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Real Facebook Oversight Board

Real Facebook Oversight Board

An emergency response to the ongoing harms on Facebook’s platforms from leading global scholars, experts and advocates.