Beyond the Algorithm: The Role of Facebook’s Oversight Board

This paper deals with the experiment of Facebook/Meta in establishing the Oversight Board to assume the role of the final arbiter in appealing the decisions taken by the company in its moderation of content on Facebook and Instagram. The paper presented the reasons that prompted Facebook to establish the Board, and its objectives for its establishment. It also presented the steps for building this Board and reviewed the general features of its work during its tenure until today.