Here is a list of the members of the Facebook “supreme court” announced Wednesday who will consider difficult decisions on what content to allow or remove from the world’s largest social media platform.
- Catalina Botero-Marino: A former special rapporteur for freedom of expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights of the Organisation of American States; currently dean at the law school of the Universidad de los Andes in Colombia.
- Jamal Greene: Columbia University law professor specialising in constitutional rights adjudication.
- Michael McConnell: Former US federal judge who is now a constitutional law professor at Stanford University.
- Helle Thorning-Schmidt: Former prime minister of Denmark who later served as CEO of Save the Children.
- Afia Asantewaa Asare-Kyei: A human rights advocate at the Open Society Initiative for West Africa.
- Evelyn Aswad: A University of Oklahoma law professor and former State Department lawyer on international human rights standards.
- Endy Bayuni: Former editor-in-chief of the Jakarta Post.
- Katherine Chen: Communications scholar at the National Chengchi University in Taiwan who studies social media, mobile news, and privacy.
- Nighat Dad: Digital rights advocate who offers digital security training to women in Pakistan and across South Asia.
- Pamela Karlan: Stanford Law professor and former US Justice Department official who is on the board of the American Constitution Society.
- Tawakkol Karman: Nobel Peace Prize laureate and activist who promoted non-violent change in Yemen during the Arab Spring.
- Maina Kiai: A director of Human Rights Watch’s Global Alliances and Partnerships Program, and a former UN special rapporteur who has been a human rights advocate in Kenya.
- Sudhir Krishnaswamy: Rights activist and vice chancellor of the National Law School of India University.
- Ronaldo Lemos: A technology, intellectual property, and media lawyer who co-created a national internet rights law in Brazil, and teaches law at the Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro.
- Julie Owono: Digital rights and anti-censorship advocate in Africa who leads Internet Sans Frontieres.
- Emi Palmor: A former director general of the Israeli justice ministry who led initiatives to address discrimination and promote diversity.
- Alan Rusbridger: A former editor-in-chief of The Guardian who oversaw its Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the Edward Snowden disclosures.
- Andras Sajo: A former judge and vice president of the European Court of Human Rights.
- John Samples: A vice president of the US-based libertarian Cato Institute who writes extensively on social media and speech regulation.
- Nicolas Suzor: A Queensland University of Technology Law School professor who focuses on the governance of social networks.