Facebook delays naming oversight board members until 2020
The new board will be able to make final decisions on whether individual pieces of content — such as a sensitive video or ad — should be displayed on the site, even overruling CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
The board is one of Facebook’s high-profile efforts to respond to criticism over how it handles problematic content and transparency around its decision-making.
However, the board’s creation is behind schedule, the company confirmed in a blog post. It will now probably not name the board’s co-chairs and first members until after January 2020. Brent Harris, Facebook’s head of governance and global affairs, said the delays were due to both the unforeseen complexities of creating a trust to ensure the board’s independence and to the task of whittling down more than 1,000 nominees to no more than about 40 people.