Chinmayi Arun pens an essay on Facebook’s Oversight Board for Just Security.
“In this essay, I examine the Oversight Board’s decision in the context of the options before it. I first offer background on the Trump Ban decision and its global significance, and then discuss how broadly or narrowly the Oversight Board might have read the questions before it. This approach follows my analysis in a law review article, in which I argue that choices made when framing the problem will be critical to how the Oversight Board is perceived. Next, I discuss the Oversight Board’s decision, the questions it answers, and the ones it leaves open. Finally, I highlight the board’s recommendations about political leaders’ speech, and the alternative point of view put forward by a minority of the board’s members.”