What happens when we report abuse on Facebook? We all know, Facebook has a mechanism through which we can report a story if we find it abusive. Which means if a particular story is harassing you or your friend or it contains nudity, graphic violence, hate speech or you think someone has hacked into your friend’s account then you can report this to Facebook with few simple clicks-

Located along the story a small drop down takes you to this option

You need to click on the report story option to report abuse

here you can choose what best suits your issue with the story

Now you must be wondering what happens when Facebook receives reported stories? Well now Facebook has come up with an infographic, which tells you how your issues as mentioned above are dealt by the popular social networking website.



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Author is a media graduate and holds a Masters degree in International Relations from South Asian University (SAARC), New Delhi. Monica is on Google Plus. You can also follow her on Twitter- @trulymonica

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  1. Gautham Nekkanti on July 15, 2012

    Excellent Article as usual Monica, Facebook Report mechanism Under the Hood

  2. Lakhyajyoti on July 24, 2012

    Although I have been using Facebook for last 4 years, I never used Report Abuse feature.Thanks for the article Monica.

    • Monica Verma Author on July 26, 2012

      You are welcome Lakhyajyoti.Keep Visiting