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How to report a Facebook page?

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As much as we all love to use social media, it still has things we would neither want to come across nor wish to be involved in at all. Although Facebook boasts the largest network of users across the globe, it is also home to a significant number of sadists who engage in cyberbullying while comfortably hiding behind their computer and mobile screens.

While social platforms are the places that empower bullies and impersonators, Facebook – among several other social networks — acknowledges the issue and has ways to hold such accounts or pages responsible by reporting them.

If a Facebook page is bothering you, you can report it in a few simple steps, and in this article, we guide you through the process of reporting a Facebook page.

Reporting a Facebook page

Go to the concerned Facebook page you want to report and follow the steps below.

Step 1: Click on the horizontal three-dot (meatball) menu icon at the centre, just below the cover picture of the page. Then select find support or report page option from the drop-down menu.

Step 2: On the dialog box, select the issues you wish to report the page for, which include hate speech, nudity or sexual content, violence, scam, IP among several others. Then click on the Next button. Step 3: Depending on the problem you have selected, Facebook might ask you to write a detailed report. You can also perform other actions such as blocking or hiding the page or learning more about the kind of report you’ve sent (refer to the screenshot below). Once completed, click on the Done button. When you report a page, Facebook’s support team will review it, and if the report is found accurate — the page is found violating Facebook’s community standards — they’ll take it down without revealing the identity of the reporter.

However, it should be kept in mind that reporting does not necessarily guarantee that Facebook will take down the page.

If you do not like something on the page, which doesn’t violate Facebook’s community standard, you can then hide it from your feed or block the page too.

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How to follow-up on the report?

If you have reported something that you find against Facebook community standards, you can check its status in your support inbox.

To go to your support inbox click on the quick help icon (the question mark icon) on the top-right corner of the toolbar at the top and then select support inbox option from the drop-down menu as shown in the screenshot below. If you’re unable to find the page that you wish to report, you might consider asking a friend to report the page for you.

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