In their article in Tagesspiegel Background, Martin Fertmann
and PD. Dr. Matthias C. Kettemann
discuss who should determine what could be said on platforms, how institutions can be designed for this and the role of the Facebook Oversight Board.
Few court decisions are as eagerly awaited as that of the Oversight Board on the question of whether Donald Trump should be allowed to post on Facebook again. In the end, the Oversight Board kicked the ball back into Facebook's half and ordered the social network to take another look at the Trump ban. Then it should clarify its rules, use only intended sanctions and - which will make Facebook moderately happy - investigate what influence the company's own recommendation algorithms and user design had on the polarisation of the American public and the storming of the Capitol.
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