How to Report Abuse on Facebook

Facebook is meant as a place to enjoy your communication with friends and family. Unfortunately, sometimes a bad apple tries to ruin others’ experiences on the social networking site. Facebook makes it easy to report abuse or harassment and will warn or restrict users as necessary.

how to report abuse on YoutubeThe best way to report abusive content on Facebook is by using the Report link that appears near the content itself. While reporting content doesn’t guarantee that it will be removed, Facebook will review reports to see if they violate the Facebook Terms. Here are some examples of how you can report content to Facebook:

How to Report Abuse – Timelines on Facebook

  1. Click the gear menu in the top right side of the timeline you’d like to report
  2. Choose the Report/Block option to report the account to Facebook

How to Report Abuse – Ads on Facebook

  1. When viewing the ad in question, hover over the ad and click the X to the right of the ad
  2. Choose Hide this ad to report a specific ad, or Hide all from… to hide all ads from that particular advertiser

How to Report Abuse – Events on Facebook

  1. Click on the event you want to report.
  2. Scroll down to the very bottom of the event Wall and click the Report Event link. You may need to scroll down a few times to see this link.

How to Report Abuse – Groups on Facebook

  1. Go to the group you want to report
  2. Click at the top right corner
  3. Pick Report Group from the dropdown menu

How to Report Abuse – Messages on Facebook

  1. Open the message you’d like to report
  2. Click to open the Actions menu at the top right corner of the message
  3. Choose Report as Spam if the message is spam, or Report Conversation if the message is threatening, harassing or from someone whose account was hacked

How to Report Abuse – Pages on Facebook

  1. Click on the page you want to report
  2. Click the Report This Page link that’s located in the bottom left corner of the page

How to Report Abuse – Photos & Videos on Facebook

  1. Click on the photo or video you want to report
  2. Click the gear menu
  3. Select Report This Photo or Report This Video

How to Report Abuse – Posts on Facebook

  1. Use your mouse to find the X or the arrow menu in the right corner of the post you’d like to report
  2. Click Report post or spam

How to Report Abuse – Posts on Your Timeline on Facebook

  1. Use your mouse to find the pencil icon in the top right corner of the post you’d like to report
  2. Click Report/Mark as Spam
  3. Choose the Report link to report to Facebook

How to Report Abuse – Profiles on Facebook

  1. Click on the profile you want to report
  2. Click the Report/Block This Person link that’s located in the bottom left corner of the page

How to Report Abuse – Questions on Facebook

  1. Click on the title of the question. Then click the Report link under Asked By.
  2. To report a reply to a question, hover over the post and click the X to report it.

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