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In today’s age Facebook is viewed as a social platform used mostly to stay connected with family. If you were to compare Facebook to other social media platforms you can see quite the difference in users, with it being more family oriented compared to Instagram or Snapchat. That being said, the social platform has been a huge target when it comes to Sextortion scams. In this article we’ll tell you What Happens When You Report Sextortion on Facebook if you’re being sextorted online. Sextortionists are on the hunt to find their next victim and what better platform than Facebook, where they have access to a victim’s family, friends, and possible employer. When it comes to being sextorted, a person’s livelihood can be tarnished with a single click of a button.
The threats of sextortionists come fast and harsh and there is no telling what these criminals will do and when they will do it. Reports of this cyber-crime have been hard to ignore and Facebook has been well aware of what is occurring on their platform.
So, what exactly can Facebook do to keep their users safer? In this article, we will discuss how to report exploitive content and what happens when you report sextortion on Facebook. Firstly, when reporting an account or content, you have to make sure that it violates Facebooks community standards, in this case sextortion would a prime example of that. In order to know what that entails please visit their community standards page to see what does and doesn’t qualify as violation.
There is comfort in knowing that Facebook does not take violations lightly, and if there is any sign of misconduct, they will investigate into said account and threatening messages as fast as they can. According to their community standards page, “We draw the line, however, when content facilitates, encourages or coordinates sexual encounters or commercial sexual services between adults.
We do this to avoid facilitating transactions that may involve trafficking, coercion and non-consensual sexual acts.
We also restrict sexually-explicit language that may lead to sexual solicitation because some audiences within our global community may be sensitive to this type of content, and it may impede the ability for people to connect with their friends and the broader community.”
When it comes to sextortion, no one is safe and that sadly includes underage minors. That being said, Facebook does it’s best to also keep children safe while using their platform. If you are a minor yourself or know someone underage that is being sextorted, please report the account or content immediately.
Once Facebook is aware of the misconduct against a child, they report it to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). The platform also works with external experts, including the Facebook Safety Advisory Board, to discuss and improve their policies and enforcement around online safety issues.
Let’s get into the steps you take when reporting content on the platform. In order to report an account, image, or message you can click the three dots “…” on the upper right corner of any post. A list of options will appear and ask you to select a problem, in a case of sextortion there are many options you can click to report an account or content for violating community guidelines, some of them being
They will give you the option to specify what kind of nudity, choose sexual exploitation and sharing of private images.
If a minor is involved, please click “involves a child”
They will ask who is being harassed, you would click “me”. They also give you another option to report an account or content for a friend. This isa great opportunity to ask your friends and family to report the account and click “a friend” option and provide your name.
They don’t ask for any specifics, you can just click submit for gross content violation.
Once you report your harasser’s account and the explicit content to Facebook, you may be wondering how long it will take to see positive results? That all depends on either the severity of the report or the processing of the reports to Facebook. That being said, it could take a day if you are lucky, or a few days. Now I know that might seem unsettling or even disappointing but there are also ways you can keep yourself safe if your harasser’s account is still up and active.
In summary, sextortion has defiled the fun and safety of social media, forcing users to be more cautious than ever when engaging with others online. If you or someone you know is a victim of sextortion do not hesitate to notify law enforcement and seek out specialists.
Our company is available to you 24/7 and specialize in cyber-crimes, specifically sextortion, among others. Give us a call or chat with us online so we can help bring back the peace you rightfully deserve. Now you know What Happens When You Report Sextortion on Facebook.
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