The Facebook Oversight Board & International Human Rights Law

The Facebook Oversight Board’s recent decision about the platform’s indefinite ban of former President Trump applies international human rights law to content moderation. Promise Institute Assistant Director Jess Peake sat down with Michael Karanicolas, Executive Director of UCLA Law’s new Institute for Technology Law and Policy, to discuss the Board’s formation, the Trump decision, how social media platforms are handling their responsibilities to freedom of expression, and the tensions between being a global business and being a global platform for potentially disruptive and dangerous content.

For further reading, the paper mentioned in the podcast is available here: 

Michael Karanicolas, Squaring the Circle between Freedom of Expression and Platform Law, 20 Pittsburg Journal of Technology Law & Policy 177, 2020