How to Block and Report Social Media Abuse

by | Feb 23, 2016 | Online Marketing | 0 comments

Tired of all the spam accounts trying to sell you inappropriate loans, vulgar media and asking you to email them for no ordinary reason? Knowing how to block these is what this article is all about.

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We’ve done research on how to block and report social media abuse to make your internet surfing better, faster and spam free.

Avoid social media abuse with these easy steps.

Step 1: How to report abuse on Skype

When you receive an invitation on Skype, you have the option of accepting, ignoring or blocking the invitation. When you choose to block the invitation, you’re immediately given a short report to why you want to block the user.

Under the Help tab in Skype, follow the instructions that lead to the security and blocked accounts tab.

The instructions are however vary based on the version of Skype you’re using, Skype for Windows or Skype for Mac OS X.

 Step 2: Reporting Abusive Content on Twitter

Once you’ve logged in and an account is harassing you with inappropriate content such as pornography or vulgar language, here’s an easy way to block that account.

Click on the specific account. On the right side just beneath the banner is the settings button, click on it and hover down to either Mute, Block or Report.

Users are allowed to Tweet content, including provocative content, under the circumstance they do not violate or break the terms of services provided by Twitter. To read more about abusive behaviour on Twitter, click here.

Step 3: Tools by Facebook for Addressing Abuse

There are 5 things you can do on Facebook

  1. Send a message to the person responsible for posting
  2. Unfriend the person to remove them from your friend list
  3. Block the person from contacting you
  4. Report the person if their behaviour is abusive
  5. Use privacy settings

Click on the profile you’d like to block, enter the name or email address of the person you want to block and click Block.

If you entered a name, select the specific person you want to block from the list that appears.

Accounts you block will not be alerted when you block them.

If you can’t find someone using this method, try going to the person’s profile and selecting Block from the menu on their cover photo.

If you still can’t find the person you want to block, it’s likely that this person no longer uses Facebook or has restricted their privacy settings. Keep in mind that you can always control the audience of stuff you share.

Step 4: Here’s how to block or report an account on LinkedIn

The easiest way to block or report a LinkedIn user is by going to the users account. Near their photo, click the down arrow and select block or report from the list. A new screen will open, then select block or report and choose the reason. Press continue to agree you want to block the person and they will not bother you again.

Step 5: When accounts don’t adhere to Instagram, here’s how to block them

When an account is posting irrelevant images, the easiest way to block or report them is by clicking on the user’s profile. On the top right next to the follow or unfollow tab is the down arrow, click on the down arrow and choose between block and report. Follow the instructions and then agree to the terms of services by Instagram.

Social Media adds online value to brands, marketers and organisations to name the least.

One key point from social media is being able to add accounts with high value for you or your business. The miserable part is when fake and spam accounts try to steal from you or promote nude advertisements. Now that you know how to block and report these accounts, you should well be on your way to enjoying your online pleasure.

Have you been a victim to spam accounts, how did you resolve it?

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