Facebook's Secret Rules for Elite Users

14m · September 14, 2021

Facebook's Secret Rules for Elite Users

Facebook says the rules on its platforms apply to all users, but a Wall Street Journal investigation finds a large group of select users gets special treatment. Reporter Justin Scheck joins host Zoe Thomas to discuss the first story in the WSJ's investigative series "The Facebook Files," including why Facebook created a list of elite users, the preferential treatment they can receive and how the system can be abused. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • @Klaas @Sam does this surprise you about Facebook or should we expect this? (4:33)

    14 days ago·
    Klaas

    Ahh sam and I were just talking about this. Well they need clicks, no way they are going to ban celebrities. It's a business nothing something good for the world

    14 days ago·2 likes·
    Lois

    @Klaas this is very true, it still sits odd with me that it would be one rule for one and one rule for another 🤔

    14 days ago·
    Klaas

    @Lois Well it's a private company, it's not a law they can do whatever they want

    14 days ago·1 like·
    Lois

    @Klaas this is true, I forget that when it’s such an integrated part of our lives

    14 days ago·
    Sam

    I wouldn't say it surprises me anymore. I mean how long did it take for Trump to get removed. He had to incite an entire storming of capitol hill before they finally agreed he probably shouldn't be Twitter

    14 days ago·
  • Interesting. Facebook can do what they want, of course, but they really should apply rules evenly across the board.

    14 days ago·2 likes·
    Lois

    I agree, I was pretty surprised by this news even if I shouldn't be!

    14 days ago·

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