Facebook Said to Consider Forming an Election Commission

The social network has contacted academics to create a group to advise it on thorny election-related decisions, said people with knowledge of the matter.

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Inside the Decision on Trump’s Facebook Fate

Alan Rusbridger led The Guardian through the Snowden revelations and WikiLeaks. Now, he’s on the Facebook Oversight Board. He tells Kara how the Trump decision went down.

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A Major Ruling From Facebook’s ‘Supreme Court’

What does the decision about the barring of former President Donald Trump tell us about the platform’s oversight board?

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‘It’s His Own Damn Fault,’ Frank Luntz Says of Trump and Facebook

The veteran Republlican pollster has never felt so gloomy.

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Facebook Oversight Board Tells Zuckerberg He’s the Decider on Trump

The company tried to punt its Trump dilemma to a panel of experts. On Wednesday, the experts punted back.

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Nick Clegg Steers Facebook’s Trump Decision

Nick Clegg, a former deputy prime minister, has shaped the company’s handling of Donald Trump at every turn.

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The Limits of Facebook’s ‘Supreme Court’

What happens on Facebook has such big consequences, its quasi-independent Oversight Board can only do so much.

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Trump’s Suspension From Facebook Continues — For Now

Wednesday’s ruling throws the fate of the former president back to Mark Zuckerberg — exactly what he doesn’t want.

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Trump Ban From Facebook Upheld by Oversight Board

A company-appointed panel ruled that the ban was justified at the time but added that the company should reassess its action and make a final decision in six months.

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Is an Activist’s Pricey House News? Facebook Alone Decides.

The New York Post has complained that Facebook is blocking and downplaying its stories. But the platform doesn’t pay any special deference to journalists.

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Facebook’s ‘Supreme Court’ Faces Its First Major Test

The questions are bigger than whether Trump should have been suspended.

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Facebook’s Supreme Court Needs a Broader Mandate

The first decisions from the new Oversight Board have been issued. The results are underwhelming.

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Robinhood Faces a Cash Drain and Angry Customers

The online broker raised $1 billion to prop itself up. Overcoming customer anger may be harder.

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