The Facebook Oversight Board is not pleased

Facebook failed to provide its Oversight Board with information about its cross-check system that reportedly kept certain VIP users — including former President Trump — from facing the platform’s content moderation policies, the board said Thursday.

Not enough information: The board said Facebook “has not been fully forthcoming on cross-check,” accusing the company of failing to provide “relevant information” or providing information that was “incomplete.”

The board highlighted concerns about Facebook’s apparent withholding of information about the system when sending the board the case related to the suspension of Trump’s account.

“Given that the referral included a specific policy question about account-level enforcement for political leaders, many of whom the Board believes were covered by cross-check, this omission is not acceptable,” the board wrote in a blog post published alongside its quarterly transparency report.

“Facebook only mentioned cross-check to the Board when we asked whether Mr. Trump’s page or account had been subject to ordinary content moderation processes.”