Have you seen someone on Facebook using hate speech?
Or someone is trying to be another person on FB.
Or any person who has created a fake account on Facebook.
You can report that account on Facebook.
The team of Facebook will go through the post and profile of the person and review it.
If the reported person violated one or more than one community standard of Facebook, the team will take action against the person.
They will also delete the posts when they will take action against them.
In some cases, the report will also cause the permanent suspension of the account of that person.
How to Report a Facebook Account
To report a Facebook account, you need to visit the profile of the person that you want to report & tap on the three dots.
Now the next step is to tap on “Find support or report profile”, choose an issue, you and report that profile on FB.
There are multiple options available to choose from.
It has “Intellectual property”, “Hate speech”, “Harassment”, and so on.
Your task is to select the appropriate category in order to report that person.
For instance, if the person is posting hate speech you can select the “Hate speech” problem.
After reporting that person, if it is successful, the post of that person will be taken down and they may suspend their account as well.
Here is a step-by-step guide on how to report a Facebook account.
Step 1. Open Facebook and tap on the search icon
To get started, first of all, you need to open the app of Facebook and you must be login.
The desktop version of Facebook can also be used for this purpose.
In this post, we are going to use the app instead of the desktop version.
Go to the Facebook app and search for the person that you are going to report.
Tap on the search icon available on the top bar to search the user.
Step 2. Search for the user that you want to report
You can skip this step if you are already on the profile of that person.
The search icon available on the app will allow you to search that person.
The search feature will enable you to search for people, posts and groups.
Now, you have to search for the name of the person that you are going to report.
For instance, if the name of the person is “ABC” search for “ABC”.
Now, scroll down the search results in order to find the person you want to report and tap on it.
Step 3. Tap on the three dots
Go to the profile of the person that you are finding to report.
You can reach the profile of that person by tapping on the picture.
You will come across three dots when you open the profile of the person.
To explore more options, you need to tap on three dots on the profile.
Step 4. Tap on “Find support or report profile”
When you tap on the three dots on the profile of that person, it will open the “Manage” page.
There are three options on the page that you can select from.
It has “Block”, “Find support or report profile” and “Search profile”.
In order to report the account, you need to tap on “Find support for report profile”.
Step 5. Select a problem
The next step is to select the problem after tapping on “Find support for report profile”.
It will show you a list of problems that you can select from.
It has “Harassment”, “Intellectual property” and “Hate speech” and so on.
To report the person, you need to select the problem.
For instance, if the person is posting hate content, you need to choose “Hate speech”.
Alternatively, if the person is impersonating anyone else, you can choose “Pretending to be something”.
Step 6. Tap on “Report profile”
It may need more information when you select a problem.
However, the problems like “Hate speech” will not need additional information.
It will take you to “You selected” page instead.
There are three options there to choose from.
It has “Hide all”, “Block” and “Report profile” options.
The “Block” option will block the person and the person will not be able to see or contact you on Facebook.
The “Hide all” option will be a handful to hide the post of the person.
In the end, the “Report profile” option enables you to ask the Facebook team to review it.
Your task is to report the account, tap on “Report profile”.
Step 7. Tap on “Submit”
When you tap on “Report profile” option, FB will ask if the person is violating the community standards.
You can go through the community standards of Facebook at this URL: https://transparency.fb.com/en-gb/policies/community-standards/
If the person is violating those community standards, you can report them.
To report the person on FB, you need to tap on “Submit”.
After reporting the person, you need to be patient until Facebook reviews the account.
It will give you notifications about the report if you have enabled “Receive notifications about this report” option.
Facebook will take strict action against them as they have violated one or more of the community standards.
The process will result in the deletion of the post as well as the suspension of the account.
This is how to report a Facebook account or profile.
What will happen if you report a Facebook account?
If you report an account on Facebook, the team of FB reviews it.
If the account has published any violated content, they will take strict action against them.
The process includes the deactivation of their account or removal of the post of that person.
The name and personal information of your account will remain confidential.
How many reports are needed to delete a Facebook account?
Facebook does not delete an account keeping in view the number of reports.
The suspension of a Facebook account depends on the severity of the violation.
For instance, if a person is committing a mild violation, the team will not delete the account.
They will give them a warning not to repeat it instead.
I highly suggest that you should not report someone if they have not violated the community standards of Facebook.
However, if they have violated any of the community standards it is highly recommended that you report it on FB.
It will keep the platform safe for every user.
You need to keep in mind that Facebook will take a while to go through your request.
It happens because they do not have enough reviewers.
You will get notified if you have enabled “Receive notification about this report” when it will be completed.
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