Facebook names Kenyan Maina Kiai into content oversight board


Facebook has named Kenya’s human rights advocate Maina Kiai into the board that will decide on what content to allow or remove from the world’s largest social media platform. Mr Kiai is a director of Human Rights Watch’s Global Alliances and Partnerships Programme. He is also a former United Nations special rapporteur.

According to Facebook, the Oversight Board members have lived in more than 27 countries, and speak at least 29 languages among them.

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Other members of the Facebook “supreme court” announced Wednesday include:
 Catalina Botero-Marino: A former special rapporteur for freedom of expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights of the Organization of American States; currently dean at the law school of the Universidad de los Andes in Colombia.

 Jamal Greene: Columbia University law professor specializing in constitutional rights adjudication.