Free Expression at Meta: Inside the Oversight Board with Julie Owono [Episode 10]

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Free Expression at Meta: Inside the Oversight Board with Julie Owono [Episode 10]
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In this episode, Class 4 Fellow Meri Baghdasaryan chats with Julie Owono, who is one of the inaugural members of the Facebook Oversight Board, the Executive Director of the Content Policy & Society Lab (CPSL) and a fellow of the Program on Democracy and the Internet (PDI) at Stanford University. She is also the Executive Director of digital rights organization Internet Sans Frontières, and an affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University. She holds a Master’s degree in International Law from la Sorbonne University in Paris, and has practiced as a lawyer at the Paris Bar.  You can read Julie’s full bio here

Meri and Julie unpack the Oversight Board’s operations, from how a user can apply to the Board and how the cases are selected, to issuing recommendations and decisions. They discuss some of OB’s most interesting cases and decisions, including the Depiction of Zwarte Piet decision, Ocalan’s Isolation decision, Pro-Navalny protests decision, Nazi quote decision  and the upcoming policy advisory opinion on Facebook’s cross-check system.

They also dig into the Oversight Board’s future plans, including their work on the Metaverse, the expansion of the geographic reach and digging deeper into the implementation of the decisions and recommendations. 

Check out the Oversight Board’s First Annual Report here

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