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Meta's Oversight Board Denounces Special Treatment Of VIPs On Facebook And Instagram

1 month ago   |   By Forbes

Cross Check, Meta's scheme that shields VIP users like celebrities and politicians from the normal content moderation process, is guided more by “business concerns” than efforts to keep the public safe, the board said.
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Oversight Board Criticizes Meta for Preferential Treatment

1 month ago   |   By NY Times

Influential and powerful users on Facebook and Instagram receive “unequal treatment,” an internal report said.
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Meta oversight board urges changes to VIP moderation system

Meta oversight board urges changes to VIP moderation system

1 month ago   |   By Stl Today

Facebook's quasi-independent oversight board says an internal system that exempted high-profile users, including former President Donald Trump, from some or all of its content moderation rules needs a major overhaul. The report released Tuesday by the Oversight Board said that...
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Meta oversight board urges changes to VIP moderation system

1 month ago   |   By Chron

LONDON - Facebook parent Meta's quasi-independent oversight board said Tuesday that an internal system that exempted high-profile users, including former U.S. President Donald Trump, from some or all of its content moderation rules needs a major overhaul.
The report by the Oversight Board, which was more than a year in the making, said the system “is flawed in key areas which the company must address."
The board opened its review after The Wall Street Journal reported last year that it was being abused by many of its elite users, who posted material that would result in penalties for...
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Meta's Oversight Board wants Facebook to be more transparent about VIP accounts

1 month ago   |   By Tech Crunch

A year ago, The Wall Street Journal revealed that Facebook operated a two-tiered content moderation system. Normal users were subject to the platforms stated rules while VIP users were secretly flagged into special in a program internally called “cross check.”
That list included everyone from Brazilian soccer star Neymar and former President Donald Trump to conservative commentator Candace Owens and the company's founder, Mark Zuckerberg. Per the WSJ, that system was designed to minimize instances in which Facebook might moderate content from a VIP in the normal course of moderation and...
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Facebook's own oversight board slams its special program for VIPs

Facebook's own oversight board slams its special program for VIPs

1 month ago   |   By NPR

Oversight board says Facebook parent Meta appears to be more concerned with avoiding "provoking" VIPs and evading accusations of censorship than balancing tricky questions of free speech and safety. (Image credit: Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images)
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