How to Report Things

The best way to report abusive content or spam on Facebook is by using the Report link near the content itself. Below are some examples of how you can report content to us. Learn more about reporting abuse.

If you don't have an account or can't see the content you'd like to report (example: someone blocked you), learn what you can do.

Report Content

To report a profile:

  1. Go to the profile you want to report.
  2. Click to the right and select Find Support or Report Profile.
  3. To give feedback, click the option that best describes how this profile goes against our Community Standards, then click Next.
  4. Depending on your feedback, you may then be able to submit a report to Facebook. For some types of content, we don't ask you to submit a report, but we use your feedback to help our systems learn. Click Done.

If someone’s bothering you on Facebook, you can also unfriend or block them.

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To report a post:
  1. Click in the top right of the post.
  2. Click Find support or report post.
  3. To give feedback, click the option that best describes how this post goes against our Community Standards. Click Next.
  4. Depending on your feedback, you may then be able to submit a report to Facebook. For some types of content, we don't ask you to submit a report, but we use your feedback to help our systems learn. Click Done.
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  1. In the top right of the post, click .
  2. Click Find support or report post and then click the option that best describes how this post goes against our Community Standards.

You can also block the person who posted this content on your timeline.

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To report a photo or video:

  1. Click on the photo or video to expand it. If the profile is locked and you can't view the full-sized photo, click Find support or report photo.
  2. Click Story Options to the right of the photo or video.
  3. Click Find Support or Report Photo for photos or Report Video for videos.
  4. Select the option that best describes the issue and follow the on-screen instructions.

If you're having trouble reporting something, please log in from a computer and use the report links.

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To report a message that goes against our Community Standards:
  1. Open the message.
  2. If you opened the message as a pop-up window, click . If you opened the message in Message view, click .
  3. Click Something's Wrong.
  4. To give feedback, click the option that best describes how this message goes against our Community Standards.
  5. Depending on your feedback, you may then be able to submit a report to Facebook. For some types of content, we don't ask you to submit a report, but we use your feedback to help our systems learn.
Note: If you want to report a secret conversation, follow these separate instructions.
If you think a message you've received goes against our Community Standards, you can let us know.
You can also report it using the Messenger app. To learn about how to report conversations in the Messenger app, visit the Messenger Help Center.
Learn more about Facebook safety tools and resources. If you ever feel like you or someone you know is in immediate danger, contact your local law enforcement.
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  1. Go to the Page you want to report by clicking its name in your News Feed or searching for it.
  2. Click below the Page's cover photo.
  3. Select Find Support or Report Page.
  4. To give feedback, click the option that best describes how this Page goes against our Community Standards.
  5. Depending on your feedback, you may then be able to submit a report to Facebook. For some types of content, we don't ask you to submit a report, but we use your feedback to help our systems learn.

If you can't access the Page you want to report, consider asking a friend to report it.

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To report a group:
  1. Go to the group you want to report.
  2. Click below the group's cover photo.
  3. Select Report Group.
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To report an event:

  1. Go to the event you want to report.
  2. Click and select Report Event.
  3. To give feedback, click the option that best describes how this profile goes against our Community Standards.
  4. Depending on your feedback, you may then be able to submit a report to Facebook. For some types of content, we don't ask you to submit a report, but we use your feedback to help our systems learn.
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To report a comment on your Page or someone else's Page or profile:

  1. Go to the comment you want to report.
  2. Click next to the comment.
  3. Click Give feedback or report this comment.
  4. To give feedback, click the option that best describes how this comment goes against our Community Standards. If you don't see any options that fit, click Something Else to search for more.
  5. Depending on your feedback, you may then be able to submit a report to Facebook. For some types of content, we don't ask you to submit a report, but we use your feedback to help our systems learn.

Currently, you can't report a comment on your own profile, but you can hide or delete it. You can also block someone from seeing your profile if they post offensive comments.

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To report an ad you see on Facebook:

  1. Click next to the ad you want to report
  2. Click Report ad and then follow the on-screen instructions

When you report an ad, it is subjected to our ad review system. That process relies on automated tools, and in some cases manual review, to check ads against our Advertising Policies. When we detect a violation of our policies, we will remove the ad. We continuously review ads on our platform based on many signals, including user feedback, to improve the integrity and relevance of advertising on Facebook.

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Special Types of Reports
Facebook requires everyone to be at least 13 years old before they can create an account (in some jurisdictions, this age limit may be higher). Creating an account with false info is a violation of our terms. This includes accounts registered on the behalf of someone under 13.
If your underage child created an account on Facebook, you can show them how to delete their account.
If you'd like to report an account belonging to someone under 13, please fill out this form. Note that we'll promptly delete the account of any child under the age of 13 that's reported to us through this form.
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Convicted sex offenders aren't allowed to use Facebook. If you've seen an account that may belong to a convicted sex offender, please report it to us.
Make sure you provide one of the following types of information with your report:
  • A link to a listing in a national or state sex offender registry
  • A link to an online news article
  • A link to a court document
If you aren't able to include this information with your report, we recommend that you ask a local law enforcement representative to contact us so we can take action on your report. Once we're able to confirm someone's status as a sex offender, we will immediately disable their account.
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Images and videos of children being physically abused or sexually exploited are against Facebook policies.
If you see images on Facebook of a child being physically abused or sexually exploited, we ask that you:
  1. Please contact your local law enforcement immediately. They may be able to identify and rescue the child.
  2. Report the photo or video to Facebook. You'll be able to check the status of your report from the Support Inbox. If you don't have a Facebook account or are blocked from seeing the content you want to report, you can ask a friend to help you.
  3. Notify the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children using the CyberTipline: Visit https://report.cybertip.org or call 1-800-843-5678.
  4. Don't share, download, or comment on the content. It can be criminal to share, or send messages with, photos and videos of children being sexually abused and exploited. You won't be asked to provide a copy of the content in any report.
More resources
Seeing an image or video of a child who has been abused can be distressing. We understand that people may be affected in different ways when they view these types of images, and we want to be sure that there are resources available for further support. Facebook has worked with a number of safety experts around the world to identify these resources, including social services and tips for reaching out to professionals.
If you, or a child you know, have been the victim of child physical or sexual abuse, or if you've witnessed child physical or sexual abuse and are interested in resources or support services, we encourage you to consider the resources provided by these organizations:
We also offer resources if you need to report a missing person or runaway.
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If you encountered content or photos that indicate someone is in immediate physical danger related to human trafficking, contact 911 or local law enforcement immediately. Then, please report this content to us.
Facebook is working with Polaris and the National Human Trafficking Hotline to provide resources and assist victims and survivors of human trafficking. To learn more about the signs of human trafficking, visit http://www.humantraffickinghotline.org or contact the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-3737-888 or text 233733 to learn about local resources and discuss options.
If you're a victim of human trafficking or would like resources to share with a potential victim, please review the following resources:
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