In September 2019, Facebook announced that it was establishing an independent Facebook Oversight Board, with the power to make binding decisions on content moderation. Noah Feldman, one of the Board’s architects, discusses the background of Facebook’s decision and whether other platforms will follow suit. Noah also presents his approach to designing institutions to improve and legitimize complex controversial decisions by Big Tech companies and sketches out what a meaningful review board for the AI industry would look like.
Noah Feldman is an American author, columnist, public intellectual, and host of the podcast Deep Background. He is the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and Chairman of the Society of Fellows at Harvard University. His work is devoted to constitutional law, with an emphasis on free speech, law & religion, and the history of constitutional ideas.