Guide Report offensive or harassing content on Facebook

The Cyber Hate Assistant has put together a guide to how you can report offensive content on Facebook. It could be harassing or otherwise inappropriate content that violates the community policy.

Most of the content on Facebook, such as profiles, photos and videos, pages, groups, ads, events, fundraisers, questions and comments, can be reported by clicking on the three dots next to the post, photo or page/profile. Then, you choose “report”. From there you get instructions on how to continue. For an example, see below.

If you for example want to report an offensive post, you do as follows:

  1. Click on the three dots in the top right of the post.
  2. Click “Find support or report the post”.
  3. Choose the option that best describes how the post violates the community policy.
  4. Click “Next”.
  5. In this step, you can submit a report to Facebook.
  6. Click “Done”.

To find information on how to report a private message on Facebook, click here.

If you need to report a company that you have been in contact with on Facebook, you can find more information here.

To report a buyer or a seller on Facebook’s Marketplace, you need to click on the person’s profile name in the listing and then “report”.

Remember that everyone who provides public digital services where people can post content, such as Facebook, is responsible for monitoring the service and for removing and preventing the proliferation of content that is not compliant with certain laws and regulations. You can find more information about the law here.