Like other social networking sites, Facebook has a list of conditions that everyone must agree to when they register. This includes not using the site for spam: unwanted commercial messages. You can report messages and individuals as spam. Facebook can take action warning you or deactivating your accounts
What is not spam?
Products that you can not mark as spam include game updates and contests; chain states, or Internet “memes” (jokes that consist of certain phrases or images), or too frequent updates, unless they have some commercial content. If you find the messages of the Facebook apps annoying, you can choose to ignore all future messages from that application; If someone’s publishing style is irritating, you can choose not to see their updates or simply delete them from your friends list instead of reporting them. Repeated messages that can be considered spam, in some contexts, such as a lonely hearts ad that is published multiple times, are less likely to be included in the definition of Facebook.
Before reporting someone to Facebook, keep in mind the social reports. This means contacting the advertiser directly or, if you do not feel safe doing this, report it to a trusted friend; in the case of young Facebook users, a parent or teacher who can talk to him about you. This can be effective if the person simply ignored the rules.
Notification messages to Facebook
You can report a message to Facebook through the “message to report” option that appears when you click on the “X” in the upper right part of a person’s message. The person will not be notified that you were the one who reported it. The Facebook team will see the message and see if it violates the terms and conditions of Facebook. Reporting a message does not guarantee that it will be removed, Facebook may decide that it does not constitute spam. If the message is considered spam, the individual receives a warning. If it is a recidivism, your profile can be deactivated. (See References 1 and 2)
Report profiles to Facebook
You can report someone to Facebook by going to their profile and clicking on the “Report / Block this person” link at the bottom of the left column, below their friend list. You will be given a list of possible reasons to report it, choose one. Facebook will take a look at your report and can prevent or prohibit the person if the report is considered valid. The person will not be told who reported it.
- Facebook: Declaration of Rights and Responsibilities
- Facebook Help Center: What happens when I notify someone?
- Facebook Help Center: I was warned about the misuse of the Spam site
- Facebook Help Center: What is the Social Balance?
- Facebook Help Center: How do I report an abuse?