Facebook Shields VIPs From Some Of Its Rules: Report

Facebook Shields VIPs From Some Of Its Rules: Report

Andrew H. Sweet

According to a report citing internal documents, the program, referred to as "cross-check" or "XCheck," shields millions of elite users from rules that Facebook claims to apply equally at the social network.

The report cites examples of posts from high-profile people, including one from soccer star Neymar showing nude images of a woman who accused him of rape and that Facebook subsequently removed.

A double standard regarding content moderation would defy assurances Facebook gave to an independent board set up as a final arbiter of disputes regarding what is allowed to be posted on the leading social network.

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