Facebook’s 5.8 million privileged users

The Wall Street Journal got hold of an internal Facebook document showing that, contrary to what the company claims, it does not accord equal treatment between regular users, on one hand, and the elites of politics, culture and journalism, on the other hand.

Some 5.6 million VIPs have been white-listed by Facebook’s “XCheck” program. They are thus exempt from puritanical rules banning nudity and woke culture rules of propriety, which only apply to the billions of regular users.

This program has been running for several years. It ostracizes certain figures for political considerations, such as President Donald Trump who was expelled from the social network for reasons not entirely clear.

Source : «Facebook Documents Reveal Secret Elite Exempt From Its Rules, Jeff Horwitz», The Wall Street Journal, September 14, 2021.

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