Facebook Oversight Board asks about high-profile user review system

The independent Oversight Board of Facebook Inc said on Tuesday that it has asked the social media giant to clarify the system it uses to review content decisions involving some high-profile users.

The board's investigation follows a report last week in a media news that Facebook exempts high-profile users from some or all of its rules, raising questions about the company's enforcement decisions regarding harmful content.

In the coming days, a Facebook spokesperson confirmed that the company will brief the board on the "cross-check" system.
According to the media agency, the cross-check system includes millions of accounts, some of which are "whitelisted," or immune to Facebook's enforcement decisions.

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The Oversight Board previously asked Facebook to explain how the cross-check system works and share its criteria for adding pages and accounts to the programme, according to a statement released Tuesday. Facebook did not meet the board's criteria, the board stated.


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