Can a User See Who Flagged Her Picture on Facebook?by Carolyn Luck
Facebook members upload photos to connect with friends, express opinions and share newsworthy content on the social network. What some consider artful expression may be, to others, highly offensive. If, after reviewing Facebook’s Community Standards, you feel a photo crosses the line, you have the option to flag it for further review. Rest assured that the identities of members who flag are kept anonymous.
Statement of Rights and Responsibilities
According to Facebook's Statement of Rights and Responsibilities (link in Resources), members must not engage in any activity that involves bullying, graphic violence, pornography, spam, threats to oneself or others, or hate speech of any kind. All content, including status updates, videos, photos, comments and links, must comply. Facebook's Community Standards (also in Resources) offers a succinct explanation of unacceptable types of expression.
Reporting a Photo
After you submit an anonymous report, you may be able to check the status of your report to see what actions, if any, Facebook has taken to address your concerns. Click the gear-shaped settings icon in the upper-right corner of any page. Select the “Account Settings” option from the drop-down list and click the “Support Dashboard” tab. You’ll see a list of reports you submitted, categorized as “Active,’” which have yet to be reviewed by Facebook, and “Reviewed.” Click the “Learn More” link beside any “Reviewed” report for an explanation of Facebook’s decision.
If you find a photo highly offensive and Facebook does not remove it from the site, you have several options. If you saw the photo posted in a group, you have the option to leave the group. If you’re no longer a member, you’ll stop receiving group notifications, including those related to the photo. You can also block the person who posted the photo, which allows you to anonymously cut all lines of communication with that person.
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