I’ve searched through blog posts and questions just about everywhere I know to look on Google and SE (which is still far from everywhere there is to look, mind), but I cannot find anyone mentioning this at all, which surprises me, because it seems like such an obvious question that I had expected to be drowned in duplicates.
Why exactly is it that the Protect link that appears next to the Close and Flag links on sites where you have more than 15,000 rep is not there when viewing the site from a mobile browser (i.e., mobile web browser view) and from the StackExchange mobile app (at least on iOS)?
Is it deliberate? And if so, what is the reasoning behind not allowing high-rep users to protect questions from their mobile devices?
(Edited to specify user interface and also to bump, since the question has had no response after Anna Lear’s comment a week ago.)