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OU to host Facebook review board session.

Byline: Journal Record Staff

NORMAN Facebook representatives will be gathering in Norman to discuss the creation of an independent review board to provide oversight on a variety of the company's content decisions.

The Center for International Business & Human Rights at the University of Oklahoma College of Law in Norman will be host for a town hall meeting that is open to the public. Facebook representatives will be present to get feedback on the company's plan to develop this Oversight Board.

The town hall is scheduled from 11 a.m. to noon May 31 in the Dick Bell Courtroom at the OU College of Law with lunch provided afterward. It also will be livestreamed on the OU Law Facebook page (

Facebook representatives participating in the town hall will include Brent Harris, who leads a team focused on governance and global affairs, and Robert Traynham, who leads external affairs.

In an effort to gain a broad range of input on how the Oversight Board will operate, Facebook has launched a series of consultations throughout the world to obtain feedback before the board's launch.

At the end of 2018, Facebook said it would create an oversight board with independent members.

OU Law was selected to host a session because it is home to the Center for International Business & Human Rights, the first center of its kind at a U.S. law school. The center's mission is to provide training to students as well as the greater legal community and others in international business and human rights standards.

The center's director, professor Evelyn Aswad, was the head of the U.S. State Department's human rights law office before joining the College of Law.

Limited seating for the town hall is available by reservation for OU students, faculty and staff members, and the public. For reservations, call the OU College of Law at 405-325-9175 or email

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Publication:Journal Record (Oklahoma City, OK)
Date:May 23, 2019
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