Journalists, politicians and judges to sit on Facebook’s free speech panel

Facebook has announced the members of its new oversight board, an international committee of judges, journalists and academics who will help steer the company’s policy on freedom of expression.

Among the 20 board members who have agreed to help set policy for the social network are Helle Thorning-Schmidt, the former prime minister of Denmark; the Nobel peace laureate Tawakkol Karman; and Alan Rusbridger, the former Guardian editor-in-chief.

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What to know about Facebook’s content oversight board
Facebook Inc on Wednesday announced the first 20 members of its independent oversight board that can overrule the company’s own content moderation decisions. Here are some key facts about how the board will work:

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