When Facebook Fans Go Bad: Dealing With Negative Behavior

June 27, 2011 § Leave a comment

The benefits of marketing on Facebook have become almost impossible to ignore. However what should we do when fans go bad? Here is an excerpt from a handy article on dealing with negative and inappropriate behavior on Facebook.

If someone is posting comments that you find to be offensive or lewd, you can block them. You can also let that person know that you did not appreciate their distasteful comment by using the report links and choosing “I don’t like this post.” Or you could opt to send a message directly to your friend and request that they remove the posting.

Bullying, Intimidation And Harassment

If things are more annoying than simply inappropriate comments, never fear. There are three things you can do to drop kick that menace: unfriend, block and report

Take that pest off your Facebook site by unfriending the person. Next, go to your privacy settings and block that annoyance from peeking at any information about you, including posts and updates.

Finally, report that abuser to the Facebook powers-that-be by going to the help section at the bottom right of your page. There you will find info on how to report everything that offends you from an event, to a posting, to a message.

If the Facebook team finds that the info does in fact violate the site’s terms, the content will be removed and subjected to, in some cases, legal or some other action.

Pornography And Perverts

If someone sent you a lewd picture that just unnerved you ,know that you can put an end to that creep’s shenanigans by reporting him. Any photo that is found to violate Facebook’s Statement of Rights and Responsibilities governing the relationship with Facebook users can be subjected to deletion. And if there’s anything illegal about the activity, it will get reported to the proper authorities.

Terrorist Activity

If you’ve been receiving material that promotes or raises funds for a known terrorist organization, put an end to the negative proselytizing by reporting the source. Facebook with law enforcement in order to ensure that its users are enjoying the social site in a safe and unmenacing atmosphere.

Don’t Hesitate To Take Action

Don’t think twice about ending any abusive behavior that is directed to you on Facebook. Whether you choose to use the personal controls that the site offers you — such as blocking, hiding or even unfriending — or you chose to go the full route by reporting the offensive actions, Facebook believes that safety is a shared responsibility.

All reports are strictly confidential. The people you report won’t know that they’ve been reported by a user like yourself. After you submit a report, Facebook will investigate the complaint and determine whether the content should be removed based on the site’s terms.  Facebook has provided you, the user with all of the tools you need in order to make the best decision to keep your Facebook experience a safe and happy one.

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