“In light of the serious claims made about Facebook by Ms. Haugen, we have extended an invitation for her to speak to the Board over the coming weeks, which she has accepted,” the Oversight Board said in a release Monday. “Board members appreciate the chance to discuss Ms. Haugen’s experiences and gather information that can help push for greater transparency and accountability from Facebook through our case decisions and recommendations.”
Haugen confirmed on Twitter Monday that she had accepted the invitation to “brief the Facebook Oversight Board about what I learned while working there.” She added: “Facebook has lied to the board repeatedly, and I am looking forward to sharing the truth with them.”
Facebook did not immediately respond to a request for comment on this article.
“As a Board, we will continue to ask Facebook difficult questions and push the company to commit to greater transparency, accountability and fairness,” the group said Monday.
The conversation with Haugen could prompt the Board to evaluate a range of issues within the company, but it’s unclear whether Facebook has requested the Board to weigh in or render a decision on any of the concerns Haugen has raised.
“Facebook has also said it will ask the Board to review how cross-check can be improved and to offer recommendations,” it said.