Facebook shields elite members from its own rules

Facebook is shielding some politicians, celebrities and such other elite users from a few of its own rules for posts as part of a quality-control programme, according to an agency report.
The programme, codenamed XCheck or crosscheck, is perceived as a double-standard regarding content moderation as it runs contrary to the assurances the social network gave earlier to an independent board established as an arbitrator regarding the posting that can be allowed on its platform.
Facebook spokesman Andy Stone admitted that its rule enforcement is 'not perfect.' Reacting to the media report, Stone tweeted: "There aren't two systems of justice; it's an attempted safeguard against mistakes."


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