The recent announcement by Facebook’s Oversight Board to uphold Trump’s ban has once again put the spotlight on the role of technology companies when it comes to regulating online speech and protecting people from abuse and misinformation. The decision also reshapes the way speech by public officials is moderated by social media companies. Could this announcement be the first step in building consistency in how speech and misinformation are managed in the online world?
Join Access Partnership’s Matthew McDermott in conversation with Dex Hunter-Torricke, Head of Communications for the Oversight Board, as they discuss the tensions behind the recent decision, how this impacts the relationship between Facebook and the board, and the future of content moderation.
About Dex Hunter-Torricke:
With more than a decade working at the heart of the technology industry, Dex Hunter-Torricke has managed communications for some of the most-influential and admired Silicon Valley leaders and corporations of our day. From 2012-2016, he led the executive communications team at Facebook and served as personal speechwriter for Mark Zuckerberg. He then went on to join SpaceX as Senior Director of Communications. He is currently Head of Communications for the Oversight Board, the independent body that is making decisions on Facebook and Instagram’s most challenging content issues.