Facebook Shouldn't Give Politicians More Power Than Ordinary Users

Amidst escalating rhetoric about alleged 'anti-conservative bias' on social media, Facebook has doubled down on its policies exempting (some) politicians from its ordinary fact-checking and from its hate speech rules. Facebook's policies amplify the harm that hateful politicians can do and are not necessary to advance its stated goal of ensuring that 'newsworthy' false or hateful comments are subject to robust reporting and debate.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/10/facebook-shouldnt-give-politicians-more-power-ordinary-users