Facebook Creates Oversight Board With Power To Remove Content That Is Packed With Liberals Who Hate Trump

(FamilyRetirementClub.Com)- Facebook is at it again.
The social media site is quickly receiving severe backlash from the conservative community after creating an international “Oversight Board” that will judge what free speech is acceptable and what is not on their site. In typical Facebook fashion, the board is packed with liberals who are likely to take aim at conservative free speech as the November presidential election draws near.
The board was created to “help Facebook answer some of the most difficult questions around freedom of expression online: what to take down, what to leave up, and why,” according to the website oversightboard.com. “The board uses its independent judgment to support people’s right to free expression and ensure those rights are being adequately respected. The board’s decisions to uphold or reverse Facebook’s content decisions will be binding, meaning will have to implement them, unless doing so could violate the law.”
According to Protocol.com, the board will operate like the Supreme Court does and “will be up and running by the fall, hearing cases and issuing decisions on what content should or shouldn’t be removed from the world’s largest social network.”
Three of the board’s four co-chairs are stark liberals, with only Michael McConnell, a Stanford Law School professor, being even somewhat conservative. Catalina Botero-Marino is on the board of directors of pro-abortion group the Center for Reproductive Rights.
Jamal Greene, a Columbia Law professor, was an aide to Senator Kamala Harris during the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings. And Helle Thorning-Schmidt, the former prime minister of Denmark, is very much anti-Trump, saying on Twitter recently that she wishes Barack Obama were still the U.S. president.
In response to the creation of this Oversight Board, members of the conservative group Free Speech Alliance, wrote:
“It is terrifying to imagine how a powerful, leftist group like this might … control conservative speech — speech that defends free enterprise, traditional marriage, religious freedom, the lives of the unborn, free speech and gun rights, to name but a few.
“The board is dominated not by believers in the U.S. Constitution and its protection of rights; it is controlled overwhelmingly by members who live in nations in opposition to such protections. The global views of rights — even in countries we consider strong allies like the U.K. or Australia — is as far away from American beliefs as they are geographically.”
In addition to the four co-chairs, plenty of other board members have publicly expressed their disdain for either President Donald Trump or conservatives in the past. Board member Nighat Dad said in 2016: “God forbid if Trump becomes the president, this will be my last visit to US.”
Another board member, Pamela Karlan, attacked Trump’s 13-year-old son Barron during the impeachment hearings.
Alan Rusbridger, a former editor of The Guardian, in March said the press should shut down Trump’s coronavirus press conferences, tweeting: “There is no public interest in spreading disinformation. Completely agree that media should stop live broadcasting Trump, especially since he rejects robust challenge from reporters.”
And the list of liberals who are supposed to be fair and objective judges of free speech for Facebook goes on and on.