How do I stop Facebook naming my mother as a Parent in the "Born" section of my timeline that is viewable to the public?

I don't think I made this information public and I have even updated my profile details and deleted all family members, who apparently I could only see anyway.

Any ideas?


This is probably because your mother mentioned you on her profile?

I would ask her if she could just make it more private, or delete it all together (but for some mothers this can be a tricky subject ;-) ).

Update: If that didn't help, and you are still related on Facebook. I would suggest contacting Facebook. Because Facebook has probably learned that information from you, and it isn't that easy to 'unlearn'. Try the 'Report a problem' button via the settings menu on the top right.

  • Thanks! I'll tell her to make it viewable for friends only.
    – FMM
    Jun 23 '14 at 11:59
  • That would problably fix the problem
    – ndsmyter
    Jun 23 '14 at 12:00
  • I've just talked her through it to change her setting in the family section to "Only Me" but nothings changed. Maybe there's a bit of a delay in this being updated. Will check tomorrow.
    – FMM
    Jun 23 '14 at 12:30
  • Have just checked it and it still has her as a parent. Stupid!
    – FMM
    Jun 24 '14 at 8:55
  • Then I'm afraid it could be that Facebook has just learned that information from you, and you can't just delete it.. I've updated my answer for another suggestion.
    – ndsmyter
    Jun 24 '14 at 10:26

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