Independent Meta supervisory board announced Thursday that it may apply warning screens and labels to Facebook and Instagram posts starting this month. Warning screens mark content as “alarming” or “sensitive.”

These labels will be applied when “relevant content is removed or restored,” including photos and videos.

Several cases cited by the council where the warning screen should apply involve naturalistic videos from Sudan that show things like human rights abuses.

Meta did not immediately respond to CNET’s request for comment.

The first 20 members of the supervisory board were announced in 2020. Currently, the council consists of 23 scientists, lawyers and experts in other fields from around the world.

Although the board is indirectly funded by Meta’s $130 million trust fund, the company said it will abide by the board’s decisions even if they disagree.

“We are committed to making principled, independent decisions that are binding on Facebook about important elements of content and to issuing advisory opinions on Facebook’s content policies,” the board’s website says.


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