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You can block family, friends and even the President of the United States on Facebook, but there is one person you can't – Mark Zuckerberg.
Users attempting to rid themselves of the Facebook CEO are told they can only send in a report if the person goes against Facebook's Community Standards.
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Facebook fans have taken to Twitter to complain about the problem, with some even claiming the are being repressed.
Facebook says that in fact, it is not because Zuckerberg is the head of the social media giant, but a special feature that has been activated on his profile after a widespread campaign by users to block him.
Mashable - Feature - Facebook - Users - Zuckerberg
Mashable was the first to reveal the feature when they asked Facebook why users are unable to block Zuckerberg.
'[This error] is generated when a person has been blocked a certain large number of times,' a Facebook spokesperson told Mashable.
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'In very rare instances, a viral campaign will develop instructing lots of people to all wrongly block the same person.'
The feature is not setup just for the tech tycoon, but is activated for anyone who may be targeted by such campaigns – making Zuckerberg a victim in this scenario.
Users - Way - Twitter - Share - Feelings
However, users do not see it that way, as some have flocked to Twitter to share their feelings of 'being repressed'.
And it appears that Zuckerberg is the only target as users can block his wife Priscilla Chan, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and every other high-level executive at the firm.
Mashable - People - CEO - Blockzuck - Com
Although Mashable reported on why people fail to block the CEO, blockzuck.com, an online campaign that set out to mass-block him was the first to discover the profile...
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