From the options provided by Facebook, select the reason for your report. If the slander is directed at you, select "It's harassing me" from the alternatives; if the post is directed at a friend, select "It's harassing a buddy." To email the report, click "Continue." Otherwise, skip to step 3.
If you selected "It's harassing me," then you'll need to fill out a short form providing details about the alleged incident. Once you submit this form, the person who posted the content will receive an email requesting they take down the content or face further action. If the post continues to appear, then you can also report it as spam.
Facebook reviews your report and takes action within 5-7 business days. It may contact the person who made the post to request that they take it down. If the person refuses to do so, then you can report them as well for harassment/spam.
You should report such posts immediately via the appropriate button available on each and every profile page. This will send an alert to the person who posted the content as well as to anyone they might have written the comment/post for. Further actions will be taken by Facebook based on the severity of the offense.
Fill out the form below to report defamation. This form is meant for reporting Facebook content that you feel is libelous or otherwise breaches your personal legal rights. Please note that we cannot review or investigate claims made through this form, and will not be able to respond directly to you via email.
What is the procedure for reporting someone on Facebook?
The best approach to report abusive content on Facebook is to click the Report button next to the content (whether it's a message, post, or something else). You will then be taken to a page that shows you have reported the content and provides a link so Facebook can look into the issue further. Users should also use the block feature when possible to remove abusive users from their feed.
The easiest approach to report posts or persons that violate the Facebook Community Standards is to click the "Report" button near the post itself (whether it's a photo, message, post, or something else). Facebook also provides a number of tools to assist you in dealing with bullying, harassment, or other harmful conduct. These range from simple reporting tools to custom-built applications.
If you feel like you need more help than what's offered by default, you can use the Report Tool to send an email to Facebook asking for them to take action against certain kinds of content.
This tool is located in the Help section of your Account Settings page. Here you can ask Facebook to remove photos, reports, or any other type of content that may have been reported to us. You can also contact us if you'd like us to review any content that may have been removed as a result of this request.
In addition to using the Report Tool, you can send messages to other users or Facebook pages to let them know about content that violates our guidelines. If another user or page engages in such behavior in return, you can block them from accessing your account.
Finally, you can use Facebook's built-in Applications platform to create your own tools to deal with problematic content. For example, you could create an application that notifies you whenever there's inappropriate content and lets you choose what action should be taken against it.
Make the most of your social network privacy settings. Slanderous content should be reported or flagged. Report the defamation using Facebook's defamation reporting form (if you are not a US resident), and then work with an online defamation attorney to send a demand letter or launch a defamation lawsuit. Consider seeking compensation through Facebook for lost profits, harm to reputation, and other damages.
In addition, you have the right to remove any information that may slander or libel you. If someone has posted material about you that isn't true, you can request that it be taken down. As well, under certain circumstances, we will remove posts that contain sensitive information about you without first requiring you to notify us that you want this done. For example, if we learn that there is a risk that death would result from making certain information public, then we would remove such information even if you had previously approved its release.
Please note that if you want something removed from Facebook but it hasn't been reported yet, there is no way for us to know it exists until it is reported. So the best way to make sure something gets taken down is to report it yourself.
Also note that our policy on defamation applies only to people who are residents of the United States.
Hover your mouse over the post until you see a downward arrow in the corner. Choose "It's annoying me" and then click "Continue" to finish the complaint. The person will no longer be able to see your post until they delete it themselves.
Hello, Derek. Contact your local police if you believe someone you know is in urgent danger.