9/13, 4:48 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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FB excuses high-profile users from its rules - report

Facebook Inc. excuses its high-profile users, including celebrities, politicians, and journalists, from its own rules and regulations according to a report published by the Wall Street Journal on Monday.

Citing company documents, the publication stated that there is a program called "XCheck" or "cross-check" that helps shield these high-profile users from Facebook's own enforcement actions. Furthermore, some users are "whitelisted," meaning that they are completely exempt from the rules, while others are allowed to have rule-breaking posts until a Facebook employee reviews them, which they oftentimes don't do.

Lastly, the report indicates that XCheck had at least 5.8 million users in 2020, with Facebook misleading the public and its Oversight Board on its usage. Facebook responded to the report saying that criticism of XCheck is "fair," but that it has identified the issues and is "working to address them."

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