The long delayed Facebook Independent Regulatory Commission will officially begin operation in late October, before the US presidential election in November, although a board member said it was not clear whether the committee would hear campaign related cases. As early as November 2018, Facebook announced the establishment of an “independent oversight committee.”. In September last year, Facebook completed the Charter of an independent oversight committee. In January this year, Facebook officially announced that it would establish an independent content oversight committee. In May, Facebook announced its first 20 members, including a former prime minister, a Nobel laureate, constitutional experts and activists. In July, it was reported that the Facebook content oversight committee will be officially operational this fall. < / P > < p > the oversight committee, known by some as Facebook’s “Supreme Court,” has the power to overturn the company’s and CEO’s decisions about whether certain content should be displayed on Facebook or instagram. < / P > < p > analysts say the committee can help Facebook avoid accusations of bias when deleting content that is considered problematic. Earlier, some lawmakers and conservatives have pointed out that Facebook is relatively conservative politically. < / P > < p > the Committee initially had the power to review the decision to delete posts from Facebook and instagram, and to recommend adjustments to the relevant policies, according to a new report. Some experts said the committee could not help crack down on misinformation because it did not initially have the authority to evaluate the posts Facebook decided to leave behind. Alan rusbridge, a member of Facebook’s oversight committee, said in a media interview that the committee’s current goal is to launch in October. A Facebook spokesman confirmed the timetable, saying it was originally planned to launch last year, but slowed down because of the new coronavirus outbreak this year. In order to curb the influence of false information on the U.S. presidential election, Facebook announced earlier this month that it would ban new political ads on its platform the week before the election (November 3), and strengthen the implementation of relevant regulations on postal voting. Global Tech