Internet Question circa 2006
July 26, 2022 7:36 PM   Subscribe

If I block someone on Facebook, and then I post in a group where we are both members, will they see the post? (Google is turning up both "yes" and "no" answers to this question.)
posted by slidell to Computers & Internet (8 answers total)
In my experience, no they will not. And I've blocked a lot of people...
posted by Toddles at 8:16 PM on July 26, 2022 [5 favorites]

I have used blocking to keep from seeing posts by specific people in groups that we are both members of. It worked.
posted by straw at 10:12 PM on July 26, 2022

Best answer: Note: OP is asking if group members can see posts from someone they have been blocked by, not someone they have blocked.
posted by mekily at 10:21 PM on July 26, 2022 [1 favorite]

Best answer: I wouldn't trust anything about the way Facebook works - even if the blocker/blockee can't see posts today, who knows what will change tomorrow? Assume they can see.
posted by humph at 11:59 PM on July 26, 2022 [15 favorites]

It depends on their permissions in the group; if they are a moderator or admin, they will.
posted by corb at 5:24 AM on July 27, 2022 [1 favorite]

Best answer: My experience is you do NOT see posts of someone who blocked you, but things may have been different in 2006.
posted by Obscure Reference at 6:42 AM on July 27, 2022

Like humph above, I would not trust today's policy to be the same tomorrow.
posted by Tell Me No Lies at 3:48 PM on July 27, 2022

Best answer: I am in two neighborhood based groups. I am the admin of one of those groups.

Because I am the admin and I don't put up with his bullshit, there is one neighbor - whom I refer to as "ultra-racist" (not to be confused with "super-racist" who moved away recently thank god) - who has blocked me. I have not blocked him.

- I can see all his posts/actions in the group where I am an admin.
- I cannot see anything he does in the the group where I am not an admin. I know he is posting there as others like to keep me up to date on his alcohol fueled drama mongering.
posted by magnetsphere at 7:03 AM on July 28, 2022 [2 favorites]

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