In recent weeks, the company’s “cross-checking” system, which the Wall street journal has the effect of exempting some high-profile users from Facebook rules, it has been in the spotlight within legislative debates.

In addition, the company that belongs to Mark Zuckerberg it also distinguishes between public figures and private individuals in the protections it provides around online discussions: for example, users can generally ask for the death of a celebrity in discussions on the platform.

The company declined to share a list of other unwitting public figures, but said they are evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Earlier this year, Facebook said it would remove content celebrating, praising or mocking George Floyd’s death at the hands of US police because he was viewed as an unwitting public figure.