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Harassment or discrimination on Instagram, Facebook, WhatsApp …?; know how to report them correctly

Reporting posts that promote harassment, hatred, racism, discrimination or violence in general on different social networks and other digital platforms is easier than it looks. All you have to do is follow a few steps. It will take between five and 10 minutes.

This is precisely what a Twitter user did to alert Airbnb of an affiliate’s decision to make a rental (Washington) available to a couple of boys who are said to be linked to a far-right neo-fascist organization. .

What was Airbnb’s position? He identified the reservation – using the photos sent by the complainant -, canceled it and excluded the user from the platform. Airbnb also tweeted on its account that “hate group” companies are not welcome.

This is how this platform joins social networks such as Instagram, Facebook, Tinder, TikTok to stop any type of action that could harm an individual or an entire community.

How to report on Instagram?

Although social networks have a mechanism to detect insults or crimes, sometimes it is necessary to follow a protocol.

In Instagram, you need to locate the content and click on the three dots that appear at the top right. A series of options are displayed; the word report is selected. Then the question arises: why do you want to report this message? It is marked as appropriate: inappropriate content or “spam”.

If it is inappropriate content, that social network will display a series of categories. Click on the desired one. Once selected, press “send complaint”.

The same process is followed to report people who hide behind a profile to intimidate or harass other women and men.

How do you report on Twitter?

Insults and threats are the daily bread of this social network. To avoid them, there are a series of steps to follow, depending on the complexity of each case, although the easiest solution is to stop following it and block it.

Some violations can be reported directly from a tweet, list or profile, for example: “spam”, abusive or harmful content, inappropriate advertising, self-harm and identity theft.

For more information on how to report other types of violations, please see the “How to Report Specific Types of Violations” section.

To report violations in profiles, follow these steps:

1.- Open the profile you want to report
2.- Select the additional content icon
3.- Select ‘Report’ then select the type of problem you want to report
4.- If you select “You are abusive or harmful”, you will be asked for additional information about the problem you are reporting. Additionally, you may be prompted to select other tweets from the same account to provide more context for your report rating.
5.- The social network will include the text of the tweets I report in emails and follow-up notifications. If you no longer wish to receive this information, uncheck the box next to “Updates to this report may display these tweets”.
6.- Once the report has been sent, Twitter will remind you of the other measures you can take to improve your experience on this social network.

How does WhatsApp work?

This social network allows you to block and mark a contact as “spam”. Before deciding on any of these options, it is important to know the differences.

With the “Block” option, you will eliminate all contact with the person in question. You will not be able to send messages to yourself. However, you can reverse the action at any time.

However, when a contact is flagged as “spam”, it will be automatically blocked. You will not be able to message or call them in the app, once the user is blocked, WhatsApp can also kick them from the platform. That is why it is recommended to be 100% sure.

What is the process on Tinder?

You can report from the application, but also by email. If you prefer the last option, you must enter the website of the social network and attach the following information: the reason for the complaint, the exact name, age, biography and photos that appear on the profile you are reporting (attach screenshots if possible), location, phone number and email address of the user (if known)

How to report on Facebook?

The most effective way to report offensive or “spam” content on this social network is to use the “Send Feedback or Report” link. This appears next to the content. To report a business that you bought something from on Facebook, you need to fill out a form. You can also report profiles, messages, posts, photos and videos, etc.

How does TikTok work?

You can report profiles, videos, and comments that may be offensive or inappropriate to the community. To report a video, follow these steps.

1. Open the app and locate the video you want to report.
2. While reading, tap the share icon (arrow).
3. In the displayed menu you will find the option: Report.
4. After clicking on this option, a list will be displayed with all the possible reasons for your complaint.
5. After selecting this option, you will be directed to a form that you need to complete.
6. After having written the requested information and even the images, all that remains is to click on the button: Send.

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