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Facebook wants guidance from Oversight Board on its cross-check program for high-profile users

After damning revelations about Facebook’s moderation policies for public figures, the social media platform is seeking help.

Just a couple of weeks after being accused by the Wall Street Journal of misleading the Oversight Board on the cross-check program, Facebook has now made an about-turn and is asking the board to provide guidance on how this program, which provides content rule exceptions to high-profile users, should be run. We know the system isn’t perfect. We have new teams and resources in place, and we are continuing to make improvements. But more are needed. The Oversight Board’s recommendations will be a big part of this continued work. — Facebook "Specifically, we will ask the board for guidance on the criteria we use to determine what is prioritized for a secondary review via cross-check, as well as how we manage the program," Facebook said. "We look forward to receiving the formal request, which will be considered through the Board’s usual…

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