My mother passed recently and her (short term) ex husband, who was not listed on her marriages, posted a picture. Can I remove it?
You can detach it, but you cannot delete it. If you do that, it will still be in the tree, but it will not appear on your mother's profile.
And to answer the question in your title, yes. Anyone can put anything on anyone's profile in Family Tree including vital information, other information, relationships, notes, etc., and memories including photos, documents, stories, and audio files. Family Tree is an open edit, wiki style, single tree that all users work on together adding and editing information.
This can at times lead to conflicts between users as to what should be included on someone's profile, particularly when it comes to recent history. No one cares much what type of potentially sensitive information is put on a profile for someone who lived 500 years ago. But feelings can get kind of tender for events in the lives of recently deceased individuals.
Yes I am actually kind of surprised at that. Thank you for your response.
@GeddesTristanLarkins It's important to remember that the FamilySearch Family Tree (FSFT) is a fully open-edit collaborative project, designed to have one profile for each person who has ever lived, rather than an individual tree for your family.
That is good to know. I was under the impression that you could only see profiles of people that you are related too. Do they ever have people ask to not be included after their deaths? I think some people wouldn't like that.
I don't know if FamilySearch ever gets requests from living people to not be added to Family Tree by anyone after they die, but in an the confusing variants of privacy laws around the world, I'm pretty sure that one constant is that deceased people have no privacy rights. Any user of Family Tree can create a profile for any deceased person whether related to that person or not and put on that profile all available information about that person. That is the basis of any type of historical research and the underlying principle for all genealogical websites including such sites as Find-A-Grave. Anyone can photograph any headstone, post it to the site, and transcribe it. Even such site as Ancestry would allow a random stranger, if he wanted to, to create a public tree for your family, or George Washington's, and add any information he can learn about either family.That's just history on the internet.
I was under the impression that you could only see profiles of people that you are related too.
Only you can see the profiles of the living that you have entered because the privacy of the living is protected on the FSFT. For the deceased, there is no such restriction.