How to Report Foul Language on Facebook

By Kirk Bennet

If you run your own business, you can use a Facebook page to advertise your products, services and expertise to thousands of Internet users. Don't allow vandalism of your page to remain and affect your company's professional appearance. Facebook does not allow hate speech, threats and bullying, and encourages you to report foul language. Offenders can have their content removed and, sometimes, their accounts suspended. How you make the report depends on where you encounter the foul language.

Navigate to Facebook and log in to your account.

Open the message that contains the foul language, if you want to report a message. Click the "Actions" menu and select the "Report Conversation" action to report foul language.

Navigate to any individual's Timeline that contains the foul language and click the cog icon under the page's cover to open a drop-down menu. Select "Report Page" to report the page.

Locate any post that contains foul language on your business page and hover the cursor over the "Pencil" icon at the right of the post. Click the icon. Select "Report/Mark as Spam" from the drop-down menu.

Navigate to the "Report a Violation of the Facebook Terms" page (link in Resources) if you want to report foul language and don't have a Facebook account. Click the "Other Abuse or Harassment" radio button and then the "No" radio button in the "Do you have a Facebook account" section. Enter your email address and indicate how many pieces of content you want to report. Click "Send." Provide a link to the offending content and a description of the offense and click the "Send" button to report the content to Facebook.