Facebook will moderate the posts of politicians

Facebook will moderate the posts of politicians

Following the recommendations of the Oversight Board and the Trump case, Facebook has decided to review its policy on content posted by politicians

(photo: Josh Edelson / Afp / Getty Images) Politicians will no longer have an eye respect from Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg's platform announced a change in its content moderation rules that will now also affect politician posts.

So far, content posted by politicians has not been subjected to the same scrutiny as content uploaded by common users. The founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, had previously argued that Facebook should not moderate the speeches of politicians, but be on the side of freedom of expression. However, a striking case is forcing the social network to back down on this policy: that of the former US president, Donald Trump, blocked from the platform for inciting violence after the events of January 6.

The change of course comes a month after the 'Oversight Board of Facebook - an independent group created by the same company of Menlo Park to monitor its own decisions - had confirmed the ban on Trump until a later date, with a couple of annotations. The Supervisory Board had in fact sent the ball back to Facebook itself for a final decision and had criticized the special treatment given to politicians, saying that the same rules should apply to all users. The advice gave Facebook until June 5 to respond to its policy recommendations and has apparently been heard.

According to The Verge, which cites people informed about the internal dynamics of Facebook, the platform also plans to shed light on the reasons that lead to the suspension of accounts. This will mean that Facebook will let users know when they receive a content rule violation warning that could lead to their suspension. Facebook will also begin disclosing when it uses a special newsworthiness exemption for political content that would otherwise violate its rules.

Indeed, beyond expressly illegal content such as child pornography, Facebook up to today it intervened on the posts of politicians only if they could actually lead to physical harm to people or discourage voting.

The contents shared by politicians from other sources such as links to news or videos, have already been subjected to fact -checking. Under Facebook's new policies, posts published directly by politicians will not yet be subject to review by the company's network of independent fact-checkers, but for the first time, all rules of conduct will apply. br>

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