BREAKING – A law professor who’s been sitting on leftist Facebook’s oversight board stepped down to accept a position in President Joe Biden’s Department of Justice.
Pamela Karlan will serve as principal deputy assistant attorney general in the Department of Justice’s Civil Division after spending less than a year on the Facebook board set up in 2019 to review the social media behemoth’s content policing decisions.
“Working with my colleagues on the Oversight Board to build a fairer and more effective approach to content moderation has been an honor. The Board has a critical role to play in holding Facebook to account, and I will continue to watch their work with great admiration,” she said in the board’s release.
The board, funded by Facebook, started accepting cases for consideration in October and has received over 180,000 appeals, adjudicating less than twelve. It’s currently reviewing Facebook’s ban of former President Donald Trump’s account.
“Pam Karlan’s legal and civil rights expertise played an important part in shaping the Board and we’re grateful for her contributions. The Trustees and Board members congratulate Pam on her new role and wish her the very best,” said board spokesperson John Taylor in a statement emailed to The Epoch Times.
She took leave from the team in the fall to aid Biden’s transition and wasn’t involved in any of the adjudications the Facebook board conducted, Taylor told Politico.
Karlan was listed as a volunteer on Biden’s DOJ agency review team.
In 2019, she testified at Trump’s first impeachment trial, making a quip at the expense of his son, for which she later apologized. During one public appearance she joked that she “had to cross the street” to avoid sharing the street side with Trump’s Washington hotel.
This is all you need to know about Democrats’ “Star Witness” Pamela Karlan
She hates Trump so much that she has to cross the street to avoid walking by any of his hotels
This is the “fair, unbiased” expert making the case for impeaching Trump?
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) December 4, 2019
Karlan’s journey fits a pattern of revolving doors between Facebook and Democrat administrations.
In 2013-2014, she served as deputy assistant Attorney General for Voting Rights in the Civil Rights Division. In 2009, The New York Times presented her as the favorite potential Supreme Court pick of “the left.”
On November 26, Alan Duke, co-founder of “Lead Stories,” issued a “False information” fact check violation on four of our top conservative Facebook pages, including our 100 Percent Fed Up Facebook page with almost 1.7 million followers.
The “fake news” violation was for an article I wrote (See article HERE) about Adam Rahuba, a self-described Antifa leader, who was banned from Twitter after he threatened President Trump and his followers.
Duke has no background in fact-checking; however, his resume does include a 26-year stint at CNN as an entertainment/crime stories reporter.