This post was co-authored with EFF legal intern Virginia Kennedy.
EFF recently submitted comments to the Meta Oversight Board’s call for submissions last month about posts in the United States discussing abortion that were removed under the company’s violence and incitement policy.
EFF’s comments address the over-removal of abortion-related content and the use of automated technologies to identify such content, as well as the need for contextualization in content moderation. EFF’s comments also remind Meta of its responsibility to respect international human rights law, and ensure that any content removal be both necessary and proportionate.
Read the comments in the PDF below.