Why you cannot block Mark Zuckerberg and his wife on Facebook

Here is why it is impossible to block the Facebook founder and his wife Priscilla Chan on the social media app.

Try blocking Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg or his wife Priscilla Chan on the social media app. Was the attempt successful?

An obvious ‘No’ would be your answer as Facebook displays an error message once you attempt to block either of the two.

“This profile can’t be blocked for now,”  read the error message on the app when Business Insider SSA tried to block Zuckerberg on a laptop device.  But now there are chances that you may soon be able to do so.

According to Buzz Feed News, Zuckerberg said his team is working on a fix for this problem, but it’s a technical challenge that could take some time.

A Facebook spokesperson said that the error, which has been around since August 2010, doesn’t only prevent people from blocking Zuckerberg and Chan, but anyone who’s been blocked frequently in a short amount of time.

Apparently, Zuckerberg and his wife have been blocked so many times on Facebook that the site's algorithm doesn't allow you to block them anymore.

“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,” the Facebook spokesperson said. ”This temporary message does not prevent people from reporting profiles or Pages that they think are in violation of our Community Standards.”

The posts from Zuckerberg are promoted due to some news feed algorithm and are pushed to the news feed of many.

Facebook's blocking feature allows you to prevent someone from seeing your posts on your profile, starting conversations with you or even adding you as a friend.

Blocking someone also automatically unfriends them from your list. In case you've unblocked someone recently and want to re-block again, you can only do it after 48 hours of unlocking him or her on Facebook

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