Oversight Board asks Meta to review COVID-19 moderation policies

Apr 24, 2023 | Political News

Facebooks parent company Meta has been asked by its independent content moderation board to reconsider its moderation and regulation of COVID-19 misinformation, three years after the start of the pandemic.

Meta's Oversight Board revealed its first review of Meta's COVID-19 misinformation policy on Thursday, which had been launched to determine if Facebook needed to continue reviewing specific claims about COVID-19. The third-party review organization concluded that the website would continue to moderate claims about COVID-19 for as long as the World Health Organization considered the virus an international public health emergency.