Facebook monitors users it considers suspicious

Is it justified to track the position of social network users who, from its point of view, pose a danger? According to a recent Facebook report, the world's most popular social network takes a positive view of this - and is already actively pursuing such surveillance.

According to the American television channel CNBC, several former Facebook employees admitted that the social network is tracking people who, according to its management, pose a threat to the company. Moreover, these persons are included in the so-called “be on the lookout” (BOLO) list, which was created back in 2008 and contains hundreds of names. This list is updated every week.

Facebook has identified several criteria for getting on the BOLO list, such as threatening and insulting emails to Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sherrill Sandberg, as well as various provocative calls to Facebook users.

The Internet giant notifies its security service of each new name added to the "black" list, including his photo, location and reason for inclusion in the list.

If the user's threats from the BOLO list are confirmed, Facebook will track his location, recorded through a special application or an IP address from the website.