Facebook tracks users who pose “credible threat” to its employees or officers. The company mines data from it’s apps to gather information like location, and whereabouts.
The report published on the CNBC says the social media giant has a security team that keeps a tracks of such threats and deals with any situation if they arise.
The company’s security team is called BOLO, or “be on lookout” to track people who pose danger or who are potential threat to the company. The list contains name, photograph, location and description. The list is updated weekly. The list might also contain names of former employees.
If people threaten the company CEO Mark Zuckerberg or COO Sheryl Sandberg, or if their rude and abusive in the comment section, they automatically find a place in the list.
Besides tracking locations from apps the company monitors the IP address of the user to track the location of the individuals in the BOLO list.
Facebook employees find the means of Facebook very assuring, but feel that such tactics are unethical and illegal.
“Our physical security team exists to keep Facebook employees safe. They use industry-standard measures to assess and address credible threats of violence against our employees and our company, and refer these threats to law enforcement when necessary,” a Facebook employee told the publication.