Is there a number of reports needed to get a comment deleted? Or is it not automatic?

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I believe that it's not automatic and that there are a group of employees who moderate these.

  • Employees that check every reported comments on many different languages??? Seems difficult but not impossible Commented Dec 22, 2010 at 17:00
  • That's a big assumption on my part. There's nothing to say that they do anything like that, or even anything at all. Or that they get through even a quarter of the reports. Commented Dec 22, 2010 at 17:01

You may want to check the Statement of Rights and Responsibilities and see if the comment actually needs to be reported.

I believe it increases in moderation down the list.

Spam or scam
A lot of users spam other walls with their Facebook pages or groups.

Contains hate speech or attacks an individual
This could just be a heated argument between two users with nothing better to do than argue over Facebook.

Violence, crime, or self-harm
Here it becomes near a legal issue so I would believe the moderation is very tight here.

Nudity, pornography, or sexually explicit content
Same as above. Without even the need for report. I have some friends who were models that placed up their semi-nude shots only to be removed immediately after.

There must be some sort of issue-handling service that rates the reports. Because there were many times that I have reported comments only to realize the page admin could have just removed the comment.

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