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Oversight Board says to restore Facebook post comparing Russians to Nazis

By Naomi Nix

16 Nov 2022 · 3 min read

Editor's Note

The Washington Post explains a rare rebuke by Facebook's Oversight Board, how the decision was made and what this means for the platform's content rules.

Meta's independent Oversight Board announced Wednesday it has overturned the social media giant's decision earlier this year to remove a Facebook post that likened Russian soldiers who invaded Ukraine to Nazis.

The Oversight Board said the Facebook post - which included the image of what appeared to be a dead body and quoted a poem calling for the killing of fascists - did not violate the company's content rules or its responsibility to protect human rights.

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