Former President Donald Trump is slamming Facebook for “secretly protecting its so-called ‘Elite,’ ” following a scathing report that revealed there is a group of 5.8 million users that don’t have to follow the social media site’s rules.
An investigation by the Wall St. Journal published on Monday has revealed that high-profile users on Facebook are being exempt from some or all of the site’s rules, through a system called “cross check” or “XCheck.”
The program was originally designed to act as a “quality-control measure” for actions against such users, like politicians, journalists, or celebrities. However, now, it allows those same users to publish posts that contain harassment, incite violence or other infractions that would sanction other users by banning or removing posts.
Trump, who is suing Facebook and other Big Tech websites for “censorship,” slammed the company in light of the new revelations on Tuesday.