Facebook will scrap a controversial policy that gives politicians special freedom to break content rules after the firm upheld its decision to block former President Donald Trump, according to a report Thursday.
The change will make lawmakers and other elected officials subject to the same moderation rules as everybody else — including ones requiring fact-checking and forbidding bullying, according to The Verge.
The company will also begin revealing when it gives politicians a so-called “newsworthiness exemption” — a term the tech giant has previously been secretive about defining and disclosing, the tech news outlet reported.
Facebook is expected to announce the specifics of the new policy as soon as Friday.
Its Oversight Board — an independent group funded by the company to review its actions — found last month that “same rules should apply to all users.” The board gave Facebook until June 5 to respond to its recommendation.
The company also plans to shed light on the system