Statement: The Oversight Board Asks Facebook to Be More Transparent; We’d Like to Be Younger, More Attractive.
The Oversight Board Begs for Relevance
21 October — The Real Facebook Oversight Board Issued the following statement for attribution on the news this morning that the Facebook Oversight Board is demanding more transparency from Facebook:
The Facebook Oversight Board has compromised its integrity yet again, begging Facebook in a statement for more transparency. The Oversight Board, which was paid for by Facebook, selected by Facebook and given its narrow, inadequate mandate by Facebook now wants Facebook to stop lying to them and be more transparent.
We’d like to be younger and more attractive. We’d like ponies and rainbows and a mansion. What makes the Oversight Board think that Facebook will ever be more transparent, and what about the last month of news makes them believe they are being listened to by Facebook, after months of being fed disinformation themselves?
The Oversight Board always was a PR stunt by Facebook to paper over and deflect from the company’s own failure to keep hate, racism and disinformation off its platforms. Whatever Facebook’s name turns out to be, they won’t stop lying or obfuscating. The Oversight Board members should preserve their dignity and resign. And Facebook should be regulated and overseen independently, and with transparency, now.
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