How to make Facebook's 'supreme court' work

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has announced a plan to create an independent body to make decisions about what kinds of content his site's users will be allowed to post.

It's a development that he hinted at when he said on a podcast in April: "You can imagine some sort of structure, almost like a supreme court, that is made up of independent folks who don't work for Facebook, who ultimately make the final judgment call on what should be acceptable speech in a community that reflects the social norms and values of people all around the world."

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 19, 2018, with the headline 'How to make Facebook's 'supreme court' work'. Print Edition | Subscribe