Barcelona vice president Emili Rousaud led the rebellion of the club's directors in Friday's meeting that ended with president Josep Maria Bartomeu agreeing to a number of measures.
Bartomeu agreed to suspend his adviser, Jaume Masferrer, who has been singled out as the responsible party for the club's relationship with I3 Ventures, a company that had been discrediting players, legends and club members on social media, while defending Bartomeu's image.
However, as well as suspending Masferrer for the time being, the president has also agreed to bring in an outside company to conduct an internal investigation into the relationship with I3.
The company that has been chosen is PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC), one of the leaders in their field.
One of the questions the directors want answering is if the price paid to I3 (198,000 euros five times) adjusts to the market value for the monitoring of social media, which is what Bartomeu said they were employed for.