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You can't block Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook

Facebook users are learning that they can't block CEO Mark Zuckerberg from viewing their profiles.
Facebook users are learning that they can't block CEO Mark Zuckerberg from viewing their profiles.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • An error message will pop up if you try to block Facebook's CEO
  • There's a website called Block Zuck for people fed up with Facebook's recent choices
  • Facebook friends can tag you in Facebook Places by default with no confirmation from you
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(Mashable.com) -- You can't block CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook.

Try it. You'll get an error message that says, "General Block failed error: Block failed."

We don't know whether it's a bug or an intentional inside joke, but Facebook's developers have created jokes and pranks in the past, so we wouldn't put it past them.

Of course, we're also not sure why you'd want to block him; it's not likely that he's spamming your wall with unwanted FarmVille invitations.

Nevertheless, there's a website called Block Zuck that acts as a sort of catharsis for people fed up with some of Facebook's recent choices, such as allowing your friends to location-tag you in Facebook Places by default with no confirmation from you.

Maybe you'll want to block Zuckerberg after you see the fictionalization of his early years at Facebook in the upcoming movie "The Social Network" just for the principle of the thing.

Or maybe you'll just laugh a little at this easter egg or bug and move on with your life.

Either way, you can verify this by going to Zuckerberg's Facebook profile, scrolling down near the button of the left panel and clicking "Report/Block this person," then checking "Block this person" and clicking "Submit."

Assuming this isn't just a bug, is it a funny easter egg, or a joke in bad taste? Let us know in the comments.

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