Facebook is trying to fix a technical problem after users complained that they are unable to block CEO Mark Zuckerberg, or his wife Priscilla Chan.
Trying to obstruct Zuckerberg’s account is currently not permitted, as an error message will appear upon an attempt.
“This profile can’t be blocked for now,” reads the pop-up notice. “You can report Pages of profile if you think they’re doing something that goes against our Community Standards.”
While the technical inconsistency has apparently been around for awhile (TechCrunch noticed in 2010), the company is now going to address the problem.
“I can tell you that people trying to block a profile or Page may see an error message if it has been blocked many times within a short period,” a Facebook representative told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “This temporary message does not prevent people from reporting profiles or Pages that they think are in violation of our Community Standards.”
People may want to block Zuckerberg to stop seeing updates from the tech wunderkind’s profile.
Facebook, just like much of Silicon Valley, has steadily grown over the past decade or so. As the relatively simple social media service turned into a massive tech conglomerate, Zuckerberg has thrusted himself even further into the public sphere by not shying away from his personal convictions, even promulgating them. On an ostensible stumping tour across the U.S., Zuckerberg met with an array of families, business owners, and community organizations in states like Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana and Alabama. He shared his journey with Facebook updates.(RELATED: Despite Regularly Giving Away Money, Zuckerberg Adds $9 Billion To Net Worth Every Year)
Zuckerberg also uses his own account to make announcements related to public policy and world events. After reports that President Donald Trump was going to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program started to transpire, Zuckerberg wrote a post showing his distaste for the then-prospective decision and his support for the Obama-era immigration policy. He also personally addressed critics of his statement on the thread of his statement, arguing that America is a nation of immigrants and DACA is critical for maintaining that ethos.