How many times have you seen content on Facebook where you thought to yourself “hmm, this doesn’t feel right”? and you weren’t sure if you should report it or not. Well, thanks to our friends at Facebook, here are ten types of content that should be reported, so you’ll never have to hesitate again.
IT CONTAINS HATE SPEECH
This is pretty straightforward to be honest. There should be zero tolerance for these kind of things, so report away!
IT FEATURES INAPPROPRIATE IMAGES
Again, pretty straightforward
IT IS CRUEL AND INSENSITIVE
This one, is subject to your interpretation. A joke can only be taken so far so if you feel like someone went over the line, report it.
IT ATTEMPTS TO ACCESS YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Be wary of posts that try to fish for your personal information. You’d be surprised at how deceptive people or pages can be on Facebook, so best to be safe than sorry.
IT WAS SHARED WITHOUT YOUR CONSENT
This doesn’t just apply to privacy. If someone uses your image or creative property without your consent, be it a celebrity or a well known company, you are well within your rights to report it.
IT CONTAINS FAKE NEWS
Rule of thumb: Dont believe everything you read on Facebook. You’d be surprised how some parties can twist stories to make it go from factual to fictional. What’s even more surprising is the sheer number of people who share a sensational headline without actually properly reading it or fact checking. Come on guys, lets make Facebook a better place.
So it should come as no surprise that no one likes seeing that kinda sh*t. I mean, maybe there are a niche group of people out there but graphic and violent content have no place on Facebook, so don’t hesitate to tap on that report button.
IT PROMOTES CRIMINAL ACTIVITY
Again.. pretty straightforward
IT ENCOURAGES PEOPLE TO INFLICT HARM
Remember, this applies to animals too so if you see people who find it funny to inflict harm upon animals, report their asses.
IT ENDORSES SUICIDE OR SELF-HARM
Remember, the best way to report abusive content or spam is by clicking the three dots on the top right of the post, selecting find support or report post, and click on the option that best describes how this post goes against Facebook’s community guidelines.