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If I want to report a Facebook app, the only apparent way to do so—and the only method mentioned in the help docs—is to click the [Report] link on the app's page. However, many abusive Facebook apps will use JavaScript to redirect the user to an external site as soon as the page loads, so that the [Report] link never appears.

Coupled with the inability of Firefox or Chrome to disable JavaScript redirection (Firefox can disables only meta redirection), there seems to be no easy way to report such apps to Facebook. Or is there?


  • Here's an example of one such app, if it hasn't already been disabled by the time you read it: apps.facebook.com/147923438697089 [WARNING: redirects to phishing site].
  • It appears that Chrome will do the redirection even before the [Report] link renders, so even if I click Stop before the page redirects, I still won't see the [Report] link.
  • The Report feature requires JavaScript, so I can't just turn off JavaScript altogether.

This question isn't as much about programming or hacks as much as it is about (a) whether Facebook gives you an option to Report an app without being on the app's page and (b) why Facebook would allow this kind of malicious redirection.

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Disable Javascript in Firefox: mzl.la/KYxPJ6 – John C Jan 22 '13 at 22:23
@JohnC If you actually tried to do that, you'd know that the Report feature requires JavaScript. – interestinglythere Jan 23 '13 at 4:17
Bit of a catch-22 then – John C Jan 23 '13 at 4:49
Perhaps you could try something like NoScript for Firefox which lets you whitelist which Javascripts on a page are allowed to run. – John C Jan 23 '13 at 5:04

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