Expertise from Around the World
To ensure a global perspective, the Oversight Board includes members from a variety of cultural and professional backgrounds, reflecting the diversity of the Facebook community itself. These members were chosen because they are experienced at deliberating thoughtfully and collegially, skilled at making and explaining decisions based on a set of policies or principles, and familiar with digital content and governance.
Special consideration was given to people who have demonstrated a proficiency in questions of online content moderation and a history of working with others on difficult problems towards a common goal.
Facebook’s Content Policy Values
When the Oversight Board reviews and decides on content, it will do so in light of Facebook’s content policies and the values that underpin those policies. These content policy values are listed here, with descriptions quoted from Facebook’s Community Standards.