The Facebook Oversight Board dramatically expanded its powers today by inviting Facebook and Instagram users to appeal to have content removed from the platforms, rather than just appeal to have content restored after it has already been taken down.
One of the original 20 board members, former Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger, has already suggested that the Board needs more power than just the ability to overturn or uphold content removals, and that board members are frustrated by the "take it down or leave it up" paradigm.
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