Facebook Takedowns

Facebook’s policy:

“We don’t tolerate bullying or harassment on Facebook. We allow people to speak freely on matters and people of public interest on Facebook, but remove content that appears to purposefully target private individuals with the intention of degrading or shaming them. If you see anything on Facebook that makes you uncomfortable or think that breaks our rules, we encourage you to report it to our team of Community Operations specialists.”

Facebook has several ways to report unwanted content.

  • Reporting a user profile: Go to the profile you want to report, click on the […] button at the bottom right corner of the cover photo and select report.
  • Reporting a harmful post on somebody’s wall: Click on the ˅ button in the top right corner of the post and select report post or report photo.
  • Reporting a harassing message in Messenger: If you received a harassing message via the normal Facebook Messenger interface, fill out this form.
  • Reporting a “secret message” in Messenger: If you received a harassing message via the “secret message” in Facebook’s Messenger, follow the guidelines here.
  • Reporting blackmail or sextortion: In addition to flagging each message as described above, you can also submit a separate blackmail/sextortion complaint.

Facebook will not inform the user that it was you who filed a complaint against them.

Click here for more information on Facebook’s reporting procedures.

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