According to foreign media reports, Facebook seems to be positioning itself as an enemy of privacy, although it tries to argue how such an attempt can do more harm than good. In Europe, it is trying to explain why some features of Facebook, Messenger and instagram suddenly become unavailable in order to comply with the privacy directive. < / P > < p > in short, the eprivacy directive prohibits companies from storing and processing metadata that appears with the actual content of the information. This applies not only to things like SMS and email, but also to “over hyped” messaging systems such as instant messaging tools. < / P > < p > it has been revealed that in order to comply with the directive, Facebook temporarily shut down some functions of messenger and instagram in Europe. Facebook said it has given priority to the restoration of core functions, but some features, such as opinion polls, may take some time to be on because they essentially require the use of metadata. < / P > < p > however, the social media giant hinted at a more serious consequence of the eprivacy directive. According to the directive, SMS and telephone services are prevented from identifying and responding to harmful content and activities such as child abuse and illegal materials. Between the lines of Facebook, there is a hint that if such incidents start to increase in the region, Facebook will put the blame on the European Commission. < / P > < p > the ban may be controversial, but there is no doubt that Facebook also uses this metadata for other purposes and ultimately benefits itself and may even make a profit. Global Tech